[ubuntu-za] ADSL Traffic

frans dormakorp at vodamail.co.za
Mon Feb 1 15:17:30 GMT 2010

On 10/02/01 13:09 PM, Nic Roets wrote:
> I have 1 Windows, 1 Vista and 2 Ubuntu machines on my network. But 
> more importantly, my WLAN is open, meaning anyone can use it to go on 
> the internet. My cap was 3GB until Telkom increased it to 5.
> A few months ago I exceeded my cap (only the second time in 4 or 5 
> years). So I placed my ADSL router in "bridged mode", with one of my 
> ubuntu machines handling the traffic at PPP level. (It's always on). 
> Now I can use tcpdump on it to watch the traffic. I also use 
> 'bandwidthd' to tell me which machine (i.e. which user) is using how 
> much bandwidth what time of the day and what day of the week.
> More technical details ?
> Regards,
> Nic
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Trevor Hughes <linux at thewildfig.co.za 
> <mailto:linux at thewildfig.co.za>> wrote:
>     On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Bill Cairns <cairnsww at gmail.com
>     <mailto:cairnsww at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > Also (off into a dreadful topic I know) any advice on what I
>     could use
>     > on XP and Vista?
>     >
>     http://www.netlimiter.com/
>     Has a free version that just monitors and you get info per day (even
>     per hour) per application - this should show you what is using
>     bandwidth on your Windows machines - install it on each machine to
>     monitor bandwidth.,
>     Now if any once can recommend a program that does for linux what
>     netlimiter does for windows, and is as easy to setup and use
>     (basically zero conf)  I would be grateful
>     Trev
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Something i can also recommended is using a caching proxy server like 
squid, for your network, squid also allows for accounting bandwidth.

Also the caching your web data can actually safe you some data usage.


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