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MRTG::Parse ^

MRTG::Parse - Perl extension for parsing and utilizing the logfiles generated by the famous MRTG Tool.


  use strict;
  use MRTG::Parse;
  my $mrtg_logfile = "/var/www/htdocs/mrtg/eth0.log";
  my $period       = "day";
  my $desired_unit = "GB"; 

  my ($traffic_incoming, $traffic_outgoing, $traffic_sum) = mrtg_parse($mrtg_logfile, $period, $desired_unit);

  print "Incoming Traffic:   $traffic_incoming\n";
  print "Outgoing Traffic:   $traffic_outgoing\n";
  print "= Sum               $traffic_sum\n";


This perl extension enables its users to parse and utilize the logfiles that are generated by the famous MRTG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher) tool.

mrtg_parse() takes three argument:

        1st:  filename of the mrtg logfile
        2nd:  time period to genereate the output for
              valid values are:   
                                 - individual time periods like: 20040821-20050130 (ISO 8601)
                                 - static values:                day, month, year
        3rd:  the desired unit (optional)
              valid values are: 
                                 - B, KB, MB, GB, TB 
                                 - if missing mrtg_parse will chose an adequate one for you

mrtg_parse() returns three values:

        1st:  Incoming traffic
        2nd:  Outgoing traffic
        3rd:  Sum of incoming and outgoing



SEE ALSO ^ - MRTG Homepage - Description of the MRTG Logfile Format


Please report any bugs or feature requests directly to Thanks!


Mario Fuerderer, <>


Copyright (C) 2005 by Mario Fuerderer

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

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