Squid MRTG stats

I talked about MRTG stats for Squid in the past but apparently forgot to include the .mib file.

So, here it is. Download this file and put it in /usr/share/squid/mib.txt.

I don’t quite remember where I found that mib file. Probably included with Squid on Gentoo or the world wide web… But I couldn’t find it on Debian, so here it is. And be sure to add these lines to your Squid config:

acl snmppublic snmp_community public
snmp_port 3401
snmp_access allow snmppublic all

This is what it should look like (low usage Squid):

MRTG and network interfaces

I tend to restart OpenVPN a lot due to config changes. As a result, this brings quite some issues to MRTG (or more precisely, SNMP), due to the fact tun devices change of ID.

A while back, I found a quick fix for this; rename the interface targets from their respective ID to their name:

Target[eth0]: 2:public@localhost


Target[eth0]: #eth0:public@localhost
For example:
# Eth0 stats
Options[eth0]: growright, nobanner, pngdate, nopercent, noinfo
Target[eth0]: #eth0:public@localhost:
SetEnv[eth0]: MRTG_INT_DESCR="eth0"
MaxBytes[eth0]: 1250000
Title[eth0]: Traffic Analysis for deng
PageTop[eth0]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for deng (eth0)</H1>
# Eth1 stats
Options[eth1]: growright, nobanner, pngdate, nopercent, noinfo
Target[eth1]: #eth1:public@localhost:
SetEnv[eth1]: MRTG_INT_DESCR="eth1"
MaxBytes[eth1]: 1250000
Title[eth1]: Traffic Analysis for deng
PageTop[eth1]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for deng (eth1)</H1>
# tun0 stats
Options[tun0]: growright, nobanner, pngdate, nopercent, noinfo
Target[tun0]: #tun0:public@localhost:
SetEnv[tun0]: MRTG_INT_DESCR="tun0"
MaxBytes[tun0]: 1250000
Title[tun0]: Traffic Analysis for deng
PageTop[tun0]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for deng (tun0)</H1>