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Cacti 0.8 Network Monitoring by S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu, Dinangkur Kundu

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Preface

Cacti is a web-based, PHP/MySQL graphing solution to monitor network bandwidth with SNMP using the RRDTool engine—developed by Tobi Oeticker who is already the creator of the famous MRTG. RRDtool is a program developed in C and it stores collected data on .rrd files. Cacti's strength lies in the fact that it can be installed and used easily. You don't need to be a guru or spend hours to configure it. Also, the official forum for Cacti is very active and supports Cacti users and there are lots of Cacti templates that can save your time. You can also add plug-ins to Cacti enabling the possibility of integration with other open source tools such as ntop or PHP Weathermap. This is the best RRDtool frontend.

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