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.


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:


Tobias Oetiker <> and many contributors