[ubuntu-za] ADSL Traffic

Bill Cairns cairnsww at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 15:51:39 GMT 2010


On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Nic Roets <nroets at gmail.com> 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

Please! It sounds like a good way to go.

Bill



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