MRTG Graphs Improved

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I’ve made some improvements to the scripting behind the MRTG Graphs.

Previously my home server would automatically upload the MRTG graphs every 20 minutes, despite them being updated every 5 minutes to save on bandwidth. If they were uploaded every 5 minutes, traffic on uploading the graphs alone would be over 1gb per month.

Now to save on bandwidth, the graphs are not uploaded on a regular basis. Rather, they are updated on request. This means that when somebody visits the MRTG graphs, they are updated whilst the user waits.

This does result in a slight delay, but the delay is negligible and will result in a huge saving in data transfer.