Finally, make install installs MRTG and its associated files in the appropriate places.Again, don't bother running make install if the previous make command terminated with errors.

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In a larger network, other people (e.g., other network staff or management) may need to access the reports; to allow access without publishing your network statistics to the rest of the world, you may want to set up some kind of a secure web server.

At any rate, the next set of commands you'll want to execute is something like this: The first command creates a directory for storing the graphs MRTG creates.

You probably don't want the world to see your network statistics.

On a small network, you can place the graphs in a directory that is out of view of the web server and then use a web browser to view the HTML reports in the local filesystem.

MRTG has many options that allow you to customize how it operates.

It is beyond the scope of this chapter to discuss every option; instead, we will discuss how to install MRTG and use its default graphing capabilities.However, it can be a very useful tool for businesses that don't have the resources necessary to purchase a full-fledged trend-analysis package.Baselines and projections are invaluable, but MRTG's graphs can give you similar behavior at a glance; your eyes are very good at spotting typical behavior and trends, even if they can't give you the statistical analysis that your management might like.This directory contains some older MRTG releases, as well as the current one. MRTG comes with a Perl-based implementation of SNMP, so you don't have to worry about getting and installing any SNMP libraries.You can determine what version of Perl you have (and whether it's installed) by typing the command perl -v.If you get some sort of "command not found" error, Perl may not be installed.