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ap-mrtg

ap-mrtg

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: Wireless Access Point Utilities for Unix
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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

 

Link Quality stats

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)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
MRTG Configuration Example
Link Quality stats
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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Time: 22:01:15 GMT, April 16, 2011