forum - Interactive Help for MRTG users


There is a lot of written documentation for mrtg. But never the less you may have a problem where you can't find the solution. In this case some Human Help may be necessary. With MRTG there are several ways to get Humans to help you.


There are three mailing lists for MRTG available.

for discussion among mrtg users

for announcements regarding new versions of mrtg related software

for discussion among people who write software in connection with mrtg or who hack mrtg itself.


Please note, that the memebers of the mrtg mailinglist value politeness highly. This means behave in a way you would like others to behave towards you.

  • No shouting. (NO CAPS)

  • No rude language

  • No demands. everybody is on the list out of their own free will. If you do not get an answer to your question, chances are high that you did not give sufficent details about the nature of your problem or that the answer to your problem is in the documentation.

  • If you do not follow the rules you will be unsubscribed from the list with no further questions asked.

  • Decisions about your unsubscription from the list will be taken by
     Alex van den Bogaerdt <>
     Paul C. Williamson    <pwilliamson@MANDTBANK.COM>

    If you feel that you have been treated unfairly, you may send mail to me and explain the situation.

     Tobi Oetiker <>


These lists are managed by a mailing-list management software (listar). It allows you to subscribe to these lists by sending a message with the subject: subscribe to the following address:

You will then get a message asking you to confirm your subscription.

For posting to the lists use the following address

Note that only people who are subscribed to the list can post.

Further information about the usage of the mailing lists is available by sending a message with the subject line help to either one of the request addresses.

For past activity there is also a mailing list archive available:

There is also a web interface to manage your mailing-list subscription.


For discussion of MRTG or related topics on the Usenet, please send your posts to:

Many MRTG users are in this forum and will help you. You can also find an archive of past activity from this Newsgroup on:

MRTG Japan

There is a special Mailinglist for MRTG Users in Japan. It carries translations of the traffic from MRTG-ANNOUCNE as well as updates on the Japanese Translation of the MRTG documentation. Go to for further Information. Note that the list is in Japanese.


Tobias Oetiker <> and many contributors