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Measure twice, crash once (or less)

Hav­ing run­ning sta­tis­tics on your sys­tems is al­ways a good idea.

Since I am a qmail freak, I have been us­ing the ven­er­a­ble qmailm­rt­g7 for a long while.

In fact since I use my couri­er pop3/imap serv­er with tcpserver, I can even use qmailm­rt­g7 to give me stats about POP3 and IMAP, which it susu­al­ly does­n't.

But... qmailm­rt­g7 is kin­da lame. In part it is lame be­cause it us­es mrt­g. In part it is lame be­cause it's one opaque thing.

Munin, based on rrd­tool is much nicer to look at than mrt­g, and has a much more rea­son­able ar­chi­tec­ture.

Then, I found qm­rtg which is much nicer than qmailm­rt­g7, and al­so has a much nicer ar­chi­tec­ture.

So, why not make a qmunin based on qm­rtg which will mar­ry them?

Well, that's an idea.

It's not even very hard to do :-) I should prob­a­bly do it and pub­lish it.


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