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       Squid 2.3 knows SNMP and you can therefore use mrtg to monitor it quite easily.

       I have made some modifications to mrtg which simplify this.  My work is based on earlier
       modification made by: and


       I added new code for displaying correct units to the previous patches "perminute" and
       "perhour" ("option" tokens), which allows other measurement in addition to "persecond".

       Then I created a new option token "dorelpercent" which allows the calculation of the
       percentage of IN-stream / OUT-stream on the fly and then displays it on a fixed scale from
       0% to 100%. For my requirements, this does good work. Maybe someone wants a floating
       scale. It should not be a problem to implement it, too (but give me an option to keep my
       fixed scale). If IN-stream is always less than OUT-stream both lines (OUT-stream and
       relative percent) are always displayed on top of IN-stream bulk. Otherwise this option
       makes no sense. With this option you can display hitrates, errorrates (for router
       monitoring: rel. droprates) easily now.

       If you use this options please consider that you need a 5th colourname/value pair in your
       Colours statements!

       Due to some discussion on this list, I have implemented two tokens too:

       "kilo" and "kMG"

       "kilo" should contain the value of k (1000 or 1024), where 1000 is the default.

       "kMG" is a comma separated list of multiplier prefixes, used instead of "", "k", "M", "G",
       "T" on the MRTG display. Leave the place free, if you want no prefix.

       Also an incomplete list of OIDs for the new SQUID release is added.

       You may need to turn on snmp_port in squid.conf to as it is disabled by default.

       I hope you enjoy it.


       First load the squid mib

        LoadMIBs: /usr/share/squid/mib.txt

       You can measure responsetimes in ms and display it with MRTG correctly with:

        kMG[measure-ms]: m,,k,M,G,T
        short[measure-ms]: s

       You can display now MB/s as 1024*1024 B/s with:

        kilo[volume]: 1024

       Assuming you're not running squid's SNMP on the default snmp port, you need to include a
       port number in your target line:

        Target[proxy-hit]: cacheHttpHits&cacheProtoClientHttpRequests:public@localhost:3401

       A sample config for squid:

        Target[proxy-hit]: cacheHttpHits&cacheProtoClientHttpRequests:public@proxy
        Title[proxy-hit]: HTTP Hits
        PageTop[proxy-hit]: <H2>proxy Cache Statistics: HTTP Hits / Requests</H2>
        Suppress[proxy-hit]: y
        LegendI[proxy-hit]:  HTTP hits
        LegendO[proxy-hit]:  HTTP requests
        Legend1[proxy-hit]:  HTTP hits
        Legend2[proxy-hit]:  HTTP requests
        YLegend[proxy-hit]: perminute
        ShortLegend[proxy-hit]: req/min
        Options[proxy-hit]: nopercent, perminute, dorelpercent

        Target[proxy-srvkbinout]: cacheServerInKb&cacheServerOutKb:public@proxy
        Title[proxy-srvkbinout]: Cache Server Traffic In / Out
        PageTop[proxy-srvkbinout]: <H2>Cache Statistics: Server traffic volume (In/Out) </H2>
        Suppress[proxy-srvkbinout]: y
        LegendI[proxy-srvkbinout]:  Traffic In
        LegendO[proxy-srvkbinout]:  Traffic Out
        Legend1[proxy-srvkbinout]:  Traffic In
        Legend2[proxy-srvkbinout]:  Traffic Out
        YLegend[proxy-srvkbinout]: per minute
        ShortLegend[proxy-srvkbinout]: b/min
        kMG[proxy-srvkbinout]: k,M,G,T
        kilo[proxy-srvkbinout]: 1024
        Options[proxy-srvkbinout]: nopercent, perminute


       Andreas Papst <> Dirk-LXder Kreie <> Chris Chiappa