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InOctets and OutOctets.

Most snmp management software would give the traffic flow of ports as InOctets and OutOctets which is very difficult to comprehend. Why don't they put a Megabytes field into the software so that it's more legible. Why none of these software measure the traffic flow in Megabytes??? How do I convert InOctets and OutOctets into Megabytes and is there any software to do the conversion???

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Re: InOctets and OutOctets.

1 octet = 1 byte

To make octets into Megabytes, take the number of octets/bytes and divide by 1048576 (which is 1 Megabyte).

e.g.

InOctets=530947572

would be: 506 Megabytes

-HTH

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Re: InOctets and OutOctets.

Thanks jamey, but it would be most frustrating to do it everytime. Isn't there any snmp management software that does it automatically and displays for see.

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Re: InOctets and OutOctets.

A very popular (and free) SNMP based tool that is used to graph bandwidth usage is MRTG. Here's the URL:

www.mrtg.org

Since there are so many people that use it, you can easily find help on the Internet if you run into an issue. There are a lot of options and settings you can use with MRTG.

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