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Getting MRTG to work

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

Hi all,
while trying to install MRTG on my receiver PC, I got stuck a little. XP Pro,
receiving functions work flawlessly (at least to my standards...). I studied
both the MRTG homepage and Davids pages on the installation of MRTG. I
have come so far as having run sucessfully perl cfgmaker@<mycomp>, as
described in the mrtg page. I guess the reason why I did not find it as a file
is that I did not add the --output option, and some more. At least, the
structure of the cfg file appeared in the DOS-box.

Now, that is still something I can try out alone, but David touches a few
topics in his page that are more than one of my short steps apart from each
other. Adding some options '~...noo' - where? In the mrtg config-file? And
other addenda? Where should they go, is it irrelevant, where in the config
file they are added, and so on. MRTG for Dummies...

Long story cut short: Is there any detailed how-to cookbook guide around, or
even an exemplary sample cfg file and some more steps of how to get it
working first locally, then also publicly?

Thanks in advance for any helpful hint!

Cheers,
U.

David J Taylor
 

Hi all,
while trying to install MRTG on my receiver PC, I got stuck a little. XP Pro,
receiving functions work flawlessly (at least to my standards...). I studied
both the MRTG homepage and Davids pages on the installation of MRTG. I
have come so far as having run sucessfully perl cfgmaker@<mycomp>, as
described in the mrtg page. I guess the reason why I did not find it as a file
is that I did not add the --output option, and some more. At least, the
structure of the cfg file appeared in the DOS-box.
.. or just use a DOS redirection command:

perl cfgmaker public@....0.1 > config.txt

Now, that is still something I can try out alone, but David touches a few
topics in his page that are more than one of my short steps apart from each
other. Adding some options '~...noo' - where? In the mrtg config-file? And
other addenda? Where should they go, is it irrelevant, where in the config
file they are added, and so on. MRTG for Dummies...

Long story cut short: Is there any detailed how-to cookbook guide around, or
even an exemplary sample cfg file and some more steps of how to get it
working first locally, then also publicly?

Thanks in advance for any helpful hint!

Cheers,
U.
There's an example of the "-noo" option on my "How to" Web page:

http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/performance_howto.php

in the first section, under "What if the PC were single-core?"

I've recently added air temperature monitoring using a couple of cheap USB probes from China - working very nicely! Described briefly on that page.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

David,
thanks for that pointer. Tons of useful information - a link to that page from
here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/Eumetcast.html#HowTo

might help accidental visitors. Only now I saw that here (at the bottom) links
to these pages can befound, but I did not expect more on SNMP monitoring
from the CPU- etc. monitoring pages. Now I am not wiser, but older. (not
wiser because the balance is zero)

A key term for me was your mentioning of include files. I like that concept.

More questions guaranteed,

cheers and thanks,

U.

http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/index.htm


There's an example of the "-noo" option on my "How to" Web page:

http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/performance_howto.php

in the first section, under "What if the PC were single-core?"

David J Taylor
 

David,
thanks for that pointer. Tons of useful information - a link to that page from
here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/Eumetcast.html#HowTo

might help accidental visitors. Only now I saw that here (at the bottom) links
to these pages can befound, but I did not expect more on SNMP monitoring
from the CPU- etc. monitoring pages. Now I am not wiser, but older. (not
wiser because the balance is zero)

A key term for me was your mentioning of include files. I like that concept.

More questions guaranteed,

cheers and thanks,

U.
Ulrich, my apologies in that with all the effort put into the PHP pages, I have rather neglected the plain HTML pages, but I've now added a couple of links which may make it easier to find the extended MRTG information. Too many ideas, too little time!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

Too
many ideas, too little time!
Better than the boolean inverse... :)

Cheers,
U.

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

David, it needn't be you to reply, maybe some of the other MRTG-ops can direct me too.

I created a first basic configuration file today, and - since I don't intend to monitor the ethernet
traffic of that PC right now, commented-out all line that deal with the ethernet interface -
realizing that an IP address deliberately given by the DHCP-server may cause additional efforts
- or will the mrtg mechanism look up the address each time the PC is restarted?

Anyway, not the topic right now, but rather this: Here ist the top of the DVB-related part of the
config file generated by the cfgmaker routine:

### Interface 131074 >> Descr: 'TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI' | Name: '' | Ip:
'192.168.238.238' | Eth: '00-d0-d7-0f-ee-a5' ###

Target[windbuedel_131074]: 131074:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_131074]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238"
MRTG_INT_DESCR="TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI"
MaxBytes[windbuedel_131074]: 12500000
Title[windbuedel_131074]: Traffic Analysis for 131074 -- WINDBUEDEL
PageTop[windbuedel_131074]: <h1>Traffic Analysis for 131074 -- WINDBUEDEL</h1> ...

windbuedel is the PC-name. I saw in your examples, David, that you use a nomenclature like
Target[windbuedel_dvb]. Is this preferable (except for readability)? And if so, where is the place
to tell mrtg that 131074 = dvb?

Sorry for my probably rather trivial questions, this is a new field for me. So, thanks in advance
for all helpful advice!

Cheers,
U.


An: <MSG-1@...>
Von: "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...>
Datum: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 08:08:58 -0000
Betreff: Re: [MSG-1] Getting MRTG to work
Antwort an: MSG-1@...

Ulrich, my apologies in that with all the effort put into the PHP
pages, I have rather neglected the plain HTML pages, but I've now
added a couple of links which may make it easier to find the extended
MRTG information. Too many ideas, too little time!

David J Taylor
 

David, it needn't be you to reply, maybe some of the other MRTG-ops can direct me too.

I created a first basic configuration file today, and - since I don't intend to monitor the ethernet
traffic of that PC right now, commented-out all line that deal with the ethernet interface -
realizing that an IP address deliberately given by the DHCP-server may cause additional efforts
- or will the mrtg mechanism look up the address each time the PC is restarted?
You can use the loopback address (127.0.0.1) or PC name instead of the numeric IP address:

Target[Alta-LAN]: 11:public@....0.1

Target[Alta-LAN]: 11:public@Alta

The loopback address doesn't look as elegant, but is most likely to stay the same!

The interface/network number (11) may vary if you change the configuration (e.g. add Wi-Fi dongle). Once the configuration is set, I tend to reboot, and run cfgmaker, to see what the network numbers actually are.

Anyway, not the topic right now, but rather this: Here ist the top of the DVB-related part of the
config file generated by the cfgmaker routine:

### Interface 131074 >> Descr: 'TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI' | Name: '' | Ip:
'192.168.238.238' | Eth: '00-d0-d7-0f-ee-a5' ###

Target[windbuedel_131074]: 131074:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_131074]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238"
MRTG_INT_DESCR="TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI"
MaxBytes[windbuedel_131074]: 12500000
Title[windbuedel_131074]: Traffic Analysis for 131074 -- WINDBUEDEL
PageTop[windbuedel_131074]: <h1>Traffic Analysis for 131074 -- WINDBUEDEL</h1> ...

windbuedel is the PC-name. I saw in your examples, David, that you use a nomenclature like
Target[windbuedel_dvb]. Is this preferable (except for readability)? And if so, where is the place
to tell mrtg that 131074 = dvb?

Sorry for my probably rather trivial questions, this is a new field for me. So, thanks in advance
for all helpful advice!

Cheers,
U.
I try and keep a consistent set of names across the PCs here, so I would use:

Target[Alpha_DVB]: 16:public@....0.1

Target[Bravo_DVB]: 14:public@....0.1

Target[Charlie_DVB]: 11:public@....0.1

and once I know the DVB network number I tend to use copy-and-paste from an existing config such as:

________________________________________________________
#---------------------------------------------------------------
# PC Alta DVB World USB box
#---------------------------------------------------------------

Target[Alta_DVB]: 16:public@Alta
MaxBytes[Alta_DVB]: 12500000
Options[Alta_DVB]: unknaszero, growright, noo
Title[Alta_DVB]: EUMETCast - Eurobird-9 satellite on DVB World USB box
PageTop[Alta_DVB]: <H2>EUMETCast - PC Alta - DVB World USB box
</H2>
<TABLE>
<TR><TD>Interface:</TD><TD>DVB World USB box</TD></TR>
<TR><TD>Max Speed:</TD><TD>12.5? MBytes/s</TD></TR>
</TABLE>
________________________________________________________


The network number is the most awkward to get, as cfgmaker will list all sorts of artificial interfaces as well as the real ones! Tunneling, Toredo and all sorts. With experience, you get to spot the real ones, but sometimes using a ROUTE PRINT command from DOS will help, as there is a list of interfaces at the start of its output. That's the way to find the number for the Target line (such as 16 in the Alta example above). If you get a plot of zeroes you know you may have the wrong number!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

An: <MSG-1@...>
Von: "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...>
Datum: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 07:45:27 -0000
Betreff: Re: [MSG-1] Getting MRTG to work
Antwort an: MSG-1@...

If you
get a plot of zeroes you know you may have the wrong number!
Sounds like fundamental experience... :)

Thank you so much for the detailed background info, I'll try to do a few steps
of my own then...

Cheers,

U.

David J Taylor
 

If you
get a plot of zeroes you know you may have the wrong number!
Sounds like fundamental experience... :)
"been there .. done that" as we say!

Thank you so much for the detailed background info, I'll try to do a few steps
of my own then...

Cheers,

U.
Have fun!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

sometimes using a ROUTE PRINT command from DOS will help, as there is
a list of interfaces at the start of its output.
David,
for this machine here (not the receiver) the interface list looks like this:

C:&#92;WINDOWS&#92;system32>route print
=============================================================
Schnittstellenliste
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 11 2f db ff c7 ...... Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethe
rnet Controller - Paketplaner-Miniport

So, I guess, the number right of the 0x ist the interface number, right?

Cheers,
U.

David J Taylor
 

David,
for this machine here (not the receiver) the interface list looks like this:

C:&#92;WINDOWS&#92;system32>route print
=============================================================
Schnittstellenliste
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 11 2f 00 00 c7 ...... Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethe
rnet Controller - Paketplaner-Miniport

So, I guess, the number right of the 0x ist the interface number, right?

Cheers,
U.
Yes, they are hex numbers, so 0x2 hex (also 2 decimal) is the interface number for your 1Gb/s networking card. On the Windows XP PC I'm using right now, I get:

Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 80 56 00 00 08 ...... VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8
0x3 ...00 80 56 00 00 01 ...... VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1
0x10005 ...00 00 00 00 00 e0 ...... Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection

so 10005 (hex) is the network card number, which is 65541 (decimal). I used the Windows calculator to convert. Checking my mrtg.cfg file, I see a line:

Target[Narvik]: 65541:public@....0.1

By the way, I changed the MAC addresses before publication. Checking on the Windows-7 PC Alta we used earlier, which has a DVB World box attached (and this seems to give the results in decimal, not hex).

Interface List
16...00 00 00 00 08 08 ......DVB Net ETAdapter
11...20 cf 30 00 00 49 ......Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
1...........................Software Loopback Interface 1
12...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
13...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
15...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2

and we have in the mrtg.cfg file:

Target[Alta_DVB]: 16:public@Alta

Target[Alta]: 11:public@....0.1

You can see I used both versions of the IP address!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...

Giuseppe Cico
 

On Fri, February 25, 2011 08:45, David J Taylor wrote:
David, it needn't be you to reply, maybe some of the other MRTG-ops can

.....
You can use the loopback address (127.0.0.1) or PCname instead of the
numeric IP address:

Target[Alta-LAN]: 11:public@....0.1

Target[Alta-LAN]: 11:public@Alta

The loopbackaddress doesn't look as elegant, but is most likely to stay
thesame!

The interface/network number (11) may vary ifyou change the configuration
(e.g. add Wi-Fi dongle). Once theconfiguration is set, I tend to reboot,
and run cfgmaker, tosee what the network numbers actually are.

Anyway, not the topic right now, but rather this: Here ist the top of
the DVB-related part of the
config filegenerated by the cfgmaker routine:

###
Interface 131074 >> Descr: 'TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI' | Name: ''

| Ip:
'192.168.238.238' | Eth:'00-d0-d7-0f-ee-a5' ###

Target[windbuedel_131074]: 131074:public@windbuedel:
...

Ulrich,
you can solve the "131704"
problem using IP address as the reference for MRTG by
changing the line

Target[windbuedel_131074]:
131074:public@windbuedel:

to

Target[windbuedel_131074]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:

and then any of "windbuedel_131074" to
"windbuedel_DVB" or anything you want; it's just a name:

Target[windbuedel_DVB]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_DVB]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238"
....

Ciao

Giuseppe






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Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

Giuseppe,

mille grazie, this solves a couple of present and upcoming questions.

Cheers,
U.


An: MSG-1@...
Von: "Giuseppe Cico" <giuseppe.cico@...>
Datum: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:57:02 +0100 (CET)
Betreff: Re: [MSG-1] Getting MRTG to work
Antwort an: MSG-1@...

Ulrich,
you can solve the "131704"
problem using IP address as the reference for MRTG by
changing the line

Target[windbuedel_131074]:
131074:public@windbuedel:

to

Target[windbuedel_131074]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:

and then any of "windbuedel_131074" to
"windbuedel_DVB" or anything you want; it's just a name:

Target[windbuedel_DVB]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_DVB]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238"

Giuseppe Cico
 

Glad for being helpful; bitte.
Now I have a problem to solve,
since I answered other questions in advance... I MUST think about
next lottery numbers!!!!

Ciao

Giuseppe


On Fri, February 25, 2011 17:13, Ulrich G. Kliegis wrote:
Giuseppe,

mille grazie, this solves a coupleof present and upcoming questions.

Cheers,
U.


An: MSG-1@...
Von: "Giuseppe Cico" <giuseppe.cico@...>
Datum: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:57:02 +0100 (CET)
Betreff:Re: [MSG-1] Getting MRTG to work
Antwort an:MSG-1@...

Ulrich,
youcan solve the "131704"
problem using IP address as the reference for MRTG by
changing the line

Target[windbuedel_131074]:
131074:public@windbuedel:

to

Target[windbuedel_131074]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:

and then any of"windbuedel_131074" to
"windbuedel_DVB" or anything you want; it's just a name:

Target[windbuedel_DVB]:/192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_DVB]:MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238"




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Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

An: MSG-1@...
Von: "Giuseppe Cico" <giuseppe.cico@...>
Datum: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:39:04 +0100 (CET)
Betreff: Re: [MSG-1] Getting MRTG to work
Antwort an: MSG-1@...

 I MUST think about
next lottery numbers!!!!
Just redefine "in advance" :)

Cheers,
U.
(who just wondered about the colons (:) after the public@... terms, but they
seem to be correct.)

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

Giuseppe,

when these line in my cfg file look like this:

...
Target[windbuedel_131074]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
Target[windbuedel_DVB]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_DVB]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238" MRTG_INT_DESCR="TechniSat-
DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI"
MaxBytes[windbuedel_DVB]: 12500000
Options[windbuedel_DVB]: unknaszero, growright, noo
Title[windbuedel_DVB]: Traffic Analysis for DVB -- WINDBUEDEL
...

(like in your example, if I understood it right), I keep getting this error message:


C:&#92;mrtg2171&#92;bin>perl mrtg mrtg.cfg
WARNING: "Title[windbuedel_131074]" not specified
WARNING: "MaxBytes[windbuedel_131074]" not specified
ERROR: Please fix the error(s) in your config file

When I comment-out the 131074 - line, like this:

# Target[windbuedel_131074]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
Target[windbuedel_DVB]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_DVB]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238" MRTG_INT_DESCR="TechniSat-
DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI"
MaxBytes[windbuedel_DVB]: 12500000
Options[windbuedel_DVB]: unknaszero, growright, noo
Title[windbuedel_DVB]: Traffic Analysis for DVB -- WINDBUEDEL
...

I get this:

C:&#92;mrtg2171&#92;bin>perl mrtg mrtg.cfg
C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup: File exists
2011-02-25 22:01:03, Rateup Error: Can't rename e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb
-day.png.tmp to e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb-day.png
2011-02-25 22:01:02: ERROR: Skipping webupdates because rateup did not return an
ything sensible
2011-02-25 22:01:02: WARNING: rateup died from Signal 0
with Exit Value 1 when doing router 'windbuedel_dvb'
Signal was 0, Returncode was 1

Got stuck right now. Why can't mrtg rename the tmp-file, it also said for some oterations that if
could not rename the ~.old file

From previous attempts:


C:&#92;mrtg2171&#92;bin>perl mrtg mrtg.cfg
2011-02-25 19:51:23, Rateup WARNING: C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup could not read the p
rimary log file for windbuedel_dvb
2011-02-25 19:51:23, Rateup WARNING: C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup The backup log file
for windbuedel_dvb was invalid as well
2011-02-25 19:51:23, Rateup WARNING: C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup Can't remove windbue
del_dvb.old updating log file
2011-02-25 19:51:23, Rateup WARNING: C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup Can't rename windbue
del_dvb.log to windbuedel_dvb.old updating log file

C:&#92;mrtg2171&#92;bin>perl mrtg mrtg.cfg
2011-02-25 19:51:44, Rateup WARNING: C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup Can't remove windbue
del_dvb.old updating log file
C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup: File exists
2011-02-25 19:51:44, Rateup Error: Can't rename e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb
-day.png.tmp to e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb-day.png
2011-02-25 19:51:44: WARNING: rateup died from Signal 0
with Exit Value 1 when doing router 'windbuedel_dvb'
Signal was 0, Returncode was 1

C:&#92;mrtg2171&#92;bin>perl mrtg mrtg.cfg
C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup: File exists
2011-02-25 19:52:40, Rateup Error: Can't rename e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb
-day.png.tmp to e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb-day.png
2011-02-25 19:52:40: WARNING: rateup died from Signal 0
with Exit Value 1 when doing router 'windbuedel_dvb'
Signal was 0, Returncode was 1

C:&#92;mrtg2171&#92;bin>perl mrtg mrtg.cfg
C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup: File exists
2011-02-25 19:53:20, Rateup Error: Can't rename e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb
-day.png.tmp to e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb-day.png
2011-02-25 19:53:20: WARNING: rateup died from Signal 0
with Exit Value 1 when doing router 'windbuedel_dvb'
Signal was 0, Returncode was 1

Logging off for today after hitting the send button now...

Cheers,
U.



An: MSG-1@...
Von: "Giuseppe Cico" <giuseppe.cico@...>
Datum: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:57:02 +0100 (CET)
Betreff: Re: [MSG-1] Getting MRTG to work
Antwort an: MSG-1@...

Ulrich,
you can solve the "131704"
problem using IP address as the reference for MRTG by
changing the line

Target[windbuedel_131074]:
131074:public@windbuedel:

to

Target[windbuedel_131074]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:

and then any of "windbuedel_131074" to
"windbuedel_DVB" or anything you want; it's just a name:

Target[windbuedel_DVB]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_DVB]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238"

Giuseppe Cico
 

On Fri, February 25, 2011 22:30, Ulrich G. Kliegis wrote:
Giuseppe,

when these line in my cfg file look likethis:

...
Target[windbuedel_131074]:/192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
Target[windbuedel_DVB]:
/192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
.........................
When I comment-out the 131074 - line, like this:

# Target[windbuedel_131074]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:


line with "131074" has to be removed or marked as a
comment; OK


Target[windbuedel_DVB]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
.........................
I get this:

C:&#92;mrtg2171&#92;bin>perl mrtg mrtg.cfg
C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup: File exists
2011-02-25 22:01:03, RateupError: Can't rename
e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb
-day.png.tmp to e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb-day.png
2011-02-25 22:01:02: ERROR: Skipping webupdates because rateup did not
.........................


Uhm.... I really have "Eumetcast1_65540" in my cfg
file, unchanged because of some links on my website and on David's
site.
Anyway I have also the internet link monitored with
...
Target[Eumetcast1_USB_Link]: /192.168.2.2:public@Eumetcast1:
...
and it's working correctly.

I have made a quick check with "Eumetcast1_DVB" instead of
"Eumetcast1_65540" and MRTG is working.

I have just a little time this morning because of some family issues,
so just some advise:
- is there any file named
"windbuedel_dvb..." (files name are all in lower case, also if
target name has uppercase) in folder?
- I remember past experiences
when MRTG got me crazy because of simple typos, so get the working version
(backup first...) and modify by changing /all/ "131074" to
"DVB" 

As a reference this is my working configuration (maybe wrapped...) :

#---------------------------------------------------------------
### Interface 65540 >> Descr: 'TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI' |
Name: '' | Ip: '192.168.238.238' | Eth: '00-d0-d7-05-13-f6' ###

Target[Eumetcast1_65540]: /192.168.238.238:public@Eumetcast1:
SetEnv[Eumetcast1_65540]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238"
MRTG_INT_DESCR="TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI"
Timezone[Eumetcast1_65540]: GMT
MaxBytes[Eumetcast1_65540]:
7500000
YTics[Eumetcast1_65540]: 3
Unscaled[Eumetcast1_65540]:
dwmy
WithPeak[Eumetcast1_65540]: ymw
Title[Eumetcast1_65540]:
SkyStar card on Eumetcast1 ( MSG+RSS+MODIS+AVHRR+METOP )
Options[Eumetcast1_65540]: growright, bits, noo, unknaszero
YLegend[Eumetcast1_65540]: Bits per Second
ShortLegend[Eumetcast1_65540]: bps
LegendI[Eumetcast1_65540]:
bps:&nbsp;
LegendO[Eumetcast1_65540]:
Legend1[Eumetcast1_65540]: Bits per second
Legend2[Eumetcast1_65540]:
Legend3[Eumetcast1_65540]: Maximal 5
Minute Bits per second
Legend4[Eumetcast1_65540]:
PageTop[Eumetcast1_65540]: <H1>SkyStar THROUGHPUT - Eumetcast1 (
MSG+RSS+MODIS+AVHRR+METOP )</H1>
  <div
id="sysdetails">
   <table>
    <tr>
     <td>Maintainer: Giuseppe Cico -
Turin (ITA)</td>
     <td></td>
    </tr>
   </table>
  </div>
#---------------------------------------------------------------

and it also works when modified ( all "65540" to
"DVB" ) as

#---------------------------------------------------------------
### Interface DVB >> Descr: 'TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI' | Name:
'' | Ip: '192.168.238.238' | Eth: '00-d0-d7-05-13-f6' ###

Target[Eumetcast1_DVB]: /192.168.238.238:public@Eumetcast1:
...
#---------------------------------------------------------------

I'll be back later this evening or tomorrow morning.

Ciao

Giuseppe

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

Giuseppe,
I un-commented the ethernet-IF part of the cfg file now too, which appears
as windbuedel-3 (cfgmaker-generated).
The error message(s) indivated that I seem to have missed so far to give
rateup correct directions of where to look and where to act.

Here is the reponse from the DOS-Box:

C:&#92;mrtg2171&#92;bin>perl mrtg mrtg.cfg
C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup: File exists
2011-02-26 12:24:12, Rateup Error: Can't rename
e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_3-d
ay.png.tmp to e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_3-day.png
2011-02-26 12:24:12: WARNING: rateup died from Signal 0
with Exit Value 1 when doing router 'windbuedel_3'
Signal was 0, Returncode was 1
C:/mrtg2171/bin&#92;rateup: File exists
2011-02-26 11:24:12, Rateup Error: Can't rename
e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb
-day.png.tmp to e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html&#92;windbuedel_dvb-day.png
2011-02-26 12:24:12: ERROR: Skipping webupdates because rateup did
not return an
ything sensible
2011-02-26 12:24:12: WARNING: rateup died from Signal 0
with Exit Value 1 when doing router 'windbuedel_dvb'
Signal was 0, Returncode was 1

C:&#92;mrtg2171&#92;bin>



And here, sorry for the size, once the complete present mrtg.cfg

# Created by
# cfgmaker public@windbuedel


### Global Config Options

# or for NT
# WorkDir: c:&#92;mrtgdata

WorkDir: e:&#92;mrtg_data&#92;html

### Global Defaults

# to get bits instead of bytes and graphs growing to the right
# Options[_]: growright, bits

EnableIPv6: no

#############################################################
#########
# System: WINDBUEDEL
# Description: Hardware: x86 Family 15 Model 31 Stepping 0 AT/AT
COMPATIBLE - Software: Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600
Uniprocessor Free)
# Contact:
# Location:
#############################################################
#########


### Interface 1 >> Descr: 'MS-TCP-Loopback-interface' | Name: '' | Ip:
'127.0.0.1' | Eth: '' ###
### The following interface is commented out because:
### * it is a Software Loopback interface
#
# Target[windbuedel_1]: 1:public@windbuedel:
# SetEnv[windbuedel_1]: MRTG_INT_IP="127.0.0.1"
MRTG_INT_DESCR="MS-TCP-Loopback-interface"
# MaxBytes[windbuedel_1]: 1250000
# Title[windbuedel_1]: Traffic Analysis for 1 -- WINDBUEDEL
# PageTop[windbuedel_1]: <h1>Traffic Analysis for 1 --
WINDBUEDEL</h1>
# <div id="sysdetails">
# <table>
# <tr>
# <td>System:</td>
# <td>WINDBUEDEL in </td>
# </tr>
# <tr>
# <td>Maintainer:</td>
# <td></td>
# </tr>
# <tr>
# <td>Description:</td>
# <td>MS-TCP-Loopback-interface
</td>
# </tr>
# <tr>
# <td>ifType:</td>
# <td>softwareLoopback (24)</td>
# </tr>
# <tr>
# <td>ifName:</td>
# <td></td>
# </tr>
# <tr>
# <td>Max Speed:</td>
# <td>1250.0 kBytes/s</td>
# </tr>
# <tr>
# <td>Ip:</td>
# <td>127.0.0.1 (localhost)</td>
# </tr>
# </table>
# </div>


### Interface 3 >> Descr: 'Marvell-Yukon-88E8001/8003/8010-PCI-Gigabit-
Ethernet-Controller---Paketplaner-Miniport' | Name: '' | Ip: '192.168.1.67' |
Eth: '00-13-d4-dc-7b-0c' ###

Target[windbuedel_3]: 3:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_3]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.1.67"
MRTG_INT_DESCR="Marvell-Yukon-88E8001/8003/8010-PCI-Gigabit-
Ethernet-Controller---Paketplaner-Miniport"

Options[windbuedel_3]: growright, bits, noo, unknaszero
MaxBytes[windbuedel_3]: 12500000
Title[windbuedel_3]: Traffic Analysis for 3 -- WINDBUEDEL
PageTop[windbuedel_3]: <h1>Traffic Analysis for 3 -- WINDBUEDEL</h1>
<div id="sysdetails">
<table>
<tr>
<td>System:</td>
<td>WINDBUEDEL in Heikendorf /
Germany </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Maintainer: Ulli Kliegis</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Description:</td>
<td>Marvell-Yukon-
88E8001/8003/8010-PCI-Gigabit-Ethernet-Controller---Paketplaner-Miniport
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Max Speed:</td>
<td>12.5 MBytes/s</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Ip:</td>
<td>192.168.1.67
(windbuedel)</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>


### Interface 131074 >> Descr: 'TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI' | Name: ''
| Ip: '192.168.238.238' | Eth: '00-d0-d7-0f-ee-a5' ###


Target[windbuedel_DVB]: /192.168.238.238:public@windbuedel:
SetEnv[windbuedel_DVB]: MRTG_INT_IP="192.168.238.238"
MRTG_INT_DESCR="TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-PCI"
MaxBytes[windbuedel_DVB]: 12500000

Timezone[windbuedel_DVB]: GMT

YTics[windbuedel_DVB]: 3
Unscaled[windbuedel_DVB]: dwmy
WithPeak[windbuedel_DVB]: ymw
Options[windbuedel_DVB]: growright, bits, noo, unknaszero
YLegend[windbuedel_DVB]: Bits per Second
ShortLegend[windbuedel_DVB]: bps
LegendI[windbuedel_DVB]: bps:&nbsp;
LegendO[windbuedel_DVB]:
Legend1[windbuedel_DVB]: Bits per second
Legend2[windbuedel_DVB]:
Legend3[windbuedel_DVB]: Max. 5 Minute Bits per second
Legend4[windbuedel_DVB]:

Title[windbuedel_DVB]: Traffic Analysis for DVB -- WINDBUEDEL
PageTop[windbuedel_DVB]: <h1>Traffic Analysis for DVB --
WINDBUEDEL</h1>
<div id="sysdetails">
<table>
<tr>
<td>System:Eumetcast-Reception
via </td>
<td>WINDBUEDEL in Heikendorf /
Germany</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Maintainer: Ulli Kliegis</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Description:</td>
<td>TechniSat-DVB-PC-TV-Star-
PCI </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Max Speed:</td>
<td>12.5 MBytes/s</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>




(EOF)

The temporary DVB- .png image looked correct when I cleared the one that
reatup could not remove and renamed the .tmp one.

That's why I suspect a problem in the environment of rateup.

Thanks for your patience!

Cheers,

U.