East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2006/6/9

Statistics

Filed under: Software — Erwin @ 2:46 pm

By complete coincidence a friend of mine yesterday referred to Cacti in the same group as software as MRTG and Cricket and of course that got my attention. Helpfully Debian/Sarge (the stable release that I use on all servers, at home and at work) has a version available so I installed it and started playingtesting the software.

Colour me impressed! Aside from the three commands that the Debian package had me do on a shell-prompt to set up the MySQL tables, I’ve been very comfortably setting things up and reviewing the results via the web-based interface. It also allows you to add users with limited (viewing or other) access, which I’m sure will come in handy in the future because while I don’t mind sharing some statistics, I don’t really feel the need to share it all. At work this might apply even more, we’ll see.

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