Monitoring a Fritz!Box using RRDtool

RRD­tool is a pop­u­lar and ver­sa­tile pro­gram to store and aggre­gate time-depen­dent data in way that the size need­ed for stor­age is not grow­ing indef­i­nite­ly. Fur­ther­more it has a pow­er­ful plot­ting engine to gen­er­ate nice graphs. It is there­fore wide­ly used to mon­i­tor net­work devices.

The pop­u­lar Fritz!Box router can be queried using the TR-064 pro­to­col for the num­ber of trans­ferred bytes. The Fritz Speed pack­age brings these two togeth­er to enable mon­i­tor­ing and graph­ing the WAN traf­fic of the Fritz!Box.

Check the project on GitHub or direct­ly go to the docs.


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