[Alug] IP Traffic monitoring

Adam Bower abower at zeus.com
Wed May 2 17:36:26 BST 2001


On Wed, 2 May 2001, Mark Wilkinson wrote:

> We are about to put a website online for an important customer but we want
> to monitor the bandwidth usage on a monthly basis and bill them accordingly.
> 
> Has anyone any ideas on how to do IP Traffic monitoring? We don't have
> access to the stats on our primary router (basically our upstream won't give
> us the data for some reason) so I just wanted to put some kind of packet
> counter in..

MRTG will let you know how much bandwidth is being used but can be a real
pig to setup and you will have to configure SNMP on the customers box (or
your router (yes I know the upstream won't give the stats)) anyway take a
look at
http://ee-staff.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/mrtg.html

HTH
Adam






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