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mrtg-webserver (1)

Name

mrtg-webserver - hints for web server configuration

Synopsis

If you want people to actually see the results of your network
monitoring efforts you will need a webserver.

This document lists some configuration hints for webservers.
Contributions welcome.

Description

MRTG-WEBSERVER(1)                    mrtg                    MRTG-WEBSERVER(1)



NAME
       mrtg-webserver - hints for web server configuration

SYNOPSIS
       If you want people to actually see the results of your network
       monitoring efforts you will need a webserver.

       This document lists some configuration hints for webservers.
       Contributions welcome.

APACHE
   Configuring mod_expire
       A big issue with mrtg monitoring data is the expiry time.  All these
       nice graphs you can create are only valid for a short time.  If you do
       not take special action some webbrowsers will not notice this and you
       may end up with people seeing old data because of caching issues.

       The apache module mod_expire allows you to setup special expiry
       properties for individual file.

       Here is an example for how this may look for an mrtg web directory.
       The configuration directives can be stored into a .htaccess file.

        ############################################################
        # Example .htaccess for use with apache-1.2 and mod_expire.
        # (mod_expire come with apache-1.2 but you have to explicitly
        # activate it when compiling the httpd ...)
        #############################################################
        #
        <Files "*-day.png">
        ExpiresActive On                  # enable expirations
        # five minutes
        ExpiresDefault M300
        </Files>

        <Files "*-week.png">
        ExpiresActive On
        ExpiresDefault M1800
        </Files>

        <Files "*-month.png">
        ExpiresActive On
        ExpiresDefault M7200
        </Files>

        <Files "*-year.png">
        ExpiresActive On
        ExpiresDefault M86400
        </Files>

        <Files "*.html">
        ExpiresActive On
        ExpiresDefault M300
        </Files>

        # index.html is not automatically generated
        <Files "index.html">
        ExpiresActive Off
        </Files>

AUTHOR
       Unknown



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | diagnostic/mrtg  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+
NOTES
       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from
       https://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/pub/mrtg-2.17.4.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg.



2.17.4                            2012-01-12                 MRTG-WEBSERVER(1)