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ap-mrtg, ap-rrd - AP statistics translators

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NAME

ap-mrtg, ap-rrd - AP statistics translators
 

SYNOPSIS

ap-mrtg -i ip -c community -t type [-b bssid ] [-v] [-r] [-h]
ap-rrd -i ip -c community -t type -ddb_file [-b bssid ] [-r] [-h]
 

DESCRIPTION

ap-mrtg get stats from AP and return it in MRTG parsable format.
 
The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on network-links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing graphical images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic. You may get it from: http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/.
ap-rrd gets stats from an AP and writes them to an RRDtool database.
 
RRDtool is a data logging and graphing system for time series data.
 

OPTIONS

-i ip
AP ip address
-c community
SNMP community string
-t type
Statistics type <w>ireless, <e>thernet, associated <s>tations or <l>ink quality in client mode;
-b bssid
Mac address of the AP to which get link quality.
-d db_file
Name of the rrdtool database to write to.
-v
report MRTG about problems connecting to AP - if you want to get report about when AP spot work enable it
-r
reset AP when getting LinkQuality stats
-h
print help screen
 

MRTG Configuration Example

Simple mrtg.cfg for get stats from Atmel based AP:
Target[ap_e]: `/usr/local/bin/ap-mrtg -i 192.168.0.1 -c "public" -t ethernet -v`
Options[ap_e]: noinfo, growright, bits
MaxBytes[ap_e]: 12500
Title[ap_e]: Traffic Analysis for AP Ethernet port
PageTop[ap_e]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for AP Ethernet port</H1>
Target[ap_w]: `/usr/local/bin/ap-mrtg -i 192.168.0.1 -c "public" -t wireless -v` Options[ap_w]: noinfo, growright, perminute ShortLegend[ap_w]: pkt/min MaxBytes[ap_w]: 100000000 Legend1[ap_w]: Packets In Legend2[ap_w]: Packets Out YLegend[ap_w]: packets/min Title[ap_w]: Traffic Analysis for AP Wireless port PageTop[ap_w]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for AP Wireless port</H1>
Target[ap_s]: `/usr/local/bin/ap-mrtg -i 192.168.0.1 -c "public" -t stations -v` Options[ap_s]: growright, gauge, noinfo ShortLegend[ap_s]: stations MaxBytes[ap_s]: 10 YTics[ap_s]: 10 Legend2[ap_s]: none Legend1[ap_s]: Associated Stations YLegend[ap_s]: Associated Stations Title[ap_s]: Traffic Analysis for AP Associated Stations PageTop[ap_s]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for AP Associated Stations</H1> LegendO[ap_s]: none LegendI[ap_s]: Associated Stations
 
If the AP is not in client mode, it errors out. Grabbing the signal strength resets the ethernet and wireless stats and AP. It's safe do not use this type of stat. Optionally you may set mac address (bssid) of the AP to which getting link quality stats, by default used first returned AP. Simple mrtg.cfg for get stats from Atmel based AP with Link Quality and reset stats:
 
Target[ap_e]: `/usr/local/bin/ap-mrtg -i 192.168.0.1 -c "public" -t ethernet -v`
Options[ap_e]: noinfo, growright, bits, gauge
MaxBytes[ap_e]: 12500
Title[ap_e]: Traffic Analysis for AP Ethernet port
PageTop[ap_e]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for AP Ethernet port</H1>
Target[ap_w]: `/usr/local/bin//ap-mrtg -i 192.168.0.1 -c "public" -t wireless -v` Options[ap_w]: noinfo, growright, perminute, gauge ShortLegend[ap_w]: pkt/min MaxBytes[ap_w]: 100000000 Legend1[ap_w]: Packets In Legend2[ap_w]: Packets Out YLegend[ap_w]: packets/min Title[ap_w]: Traffic Analysis for AP Wireless port PageTop[ap_w]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for AP Wireless port</H1>
Target[EdAP_s]: `/usr/local/bin/ap-mrtg -i 192.168.0.1 -c "public" -t link -b FFFFFFFF -v -r` MaxBytes[EdAP_s]: 100 Options[EdAP_s]: noinfo,growright,integer,unknaszero,nopercent,gauge Title[EdAP_s]: Signal Analysis for EdAP Wireless port YLegend[EdAP_s]: Signal Strength dBm/Quality ShortLegend[EdAP_s]: dBm PageTop[EdAP_s]: <H1>Signal/Quality Strength for EdAP</H1> LegendI[EdAP_s]: Signal Quality LegendO[EdAP_s]: Signal Strength in dBm
 

AUTHOR

Roman Festchook <roma@polesye.net>
 
http://ap-utils.polesye.net
 

SEE ALSO

ap-config(8), ap-trapd(8)
 
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