measuring broadband usage
dragffy at yandex.ru
Fri Nov 24 12:29:12 UTC 2006
On Fri, 2006-11-24 at 10:38 +0100, Florian Primessnig wrote:
> 1) check wheter snmp works with your router and graph the collected data
> with mrtg or rrdtool. would be the best solution.
SNMP is support on my other Linksys, so I can use that. But what is SNMP
and how to make use of it?
> 2) your linux box could be a gateway so any traffic has to pass through
> it. you can do this with iptables (check the manual on NAT-routing).
> traffic is then accounted via iptables. there are many tools out there,
> i personally prefer "ntop" (http://www.ntop.org) or "ipac-ng"
> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ipac-ng/). i think both of them would
> fit your needs.
Aha this is along the lines of what i was thinking.
> 3) your linux box could be a real router. this would be the best
> solution if u have several public ip's for your workstations, otherwise
> i wouldn't recommend it. check out "devil linux"
> (http://www.devil-linux.org) - a specialized routing distro.
MMMm why do you recommend not using Ubuntu for a "real router"?
> hope this helps
Yes! Thank you so much!
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