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27 Feb 2004 01:32 torgeirhansen

Re: SoS:I don't know how to use it

> Excuse my english
> I have installed this software
> but , i don't know how to use it, it
> give me a message
> :You must specify one or more
> address(es) to monitor


You need to define a mac (ethernet)-address you want to monitor, if you are unsure what the address is you can e.g. ping the local ip-address you want to monitor and then use the arp command to figure out the mac-address.

Then you want to start macwatch either with the -a parameter like this: 'macwatch -a 00:30:30:A8:F2:06,/var/log/macwatch/gwstat'
or if you are going to monitor more than one mac-address on a interface I suggest you use a configuration-file, and start macwatch with the -f param, e.g. 'macwatch -f /etc/macwatch-eth0.conf'
/etc/macwatch-eth0.conf should be one entry for each line in the format of "mac,statfile[,revert]" meaning that you can either use "mac,statfile" OR "mac,statfile,revert" if you want to revert the numbers (if your mrtg graf points the wrong way:)

Good luck, hope you figure it out! If not, feel free to email me any questions you might have.

25 Feb 2004 23:29 knivesguru

SoS:I don't know how to use it
Excuse my english
I have installed this software
but , i don't know how to use it, it give me a message
:You must specify one or more address(es) to monitor

So can someone help me ?
thanks

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