measuring broadband usage

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at
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" ( or "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" 
> ( - 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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