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Wednesday, August 11, 2004
raXnet.net - cacti
When it comes to network monitoring/graphing, Tobi Oetiker's RRDTool does it best. It gives you the ability to put data into a database, then represent that data on a graph as you see fit.
One drawback to RRDTool, is that by itself it is not a complete package for users wanting to graph their own networks. This is where cacti's job comes in. Cacti brings the power of RRDTool to a friendly web interface making it easy to graph anything using RRDTool.
Other frontends have been created in the past that simply emulate MRTG using RRDTool as a backend. Cacti, on the other hand exploits RRDTool's full potential; utilizing Round Robin Archives, CDEF's, Data Sources, and Graphs.
Get more details about cacti.