Re: Bandwidth monitoring
On Tue, 2002-05-21 at 13:20, Brian May wrote:
Just to update my list:
> I have looked at the following:
> * pretty good, but only works on squid traffic.
> * very friendly user interface, can do just about anything with
> statistics in an easy way.
> * doesn't work to well on ISDN adaptor, seems to get all these
> Ethernet addresses which ISDN simply doesn't have.
> * I have had problems with it consuming too much memory, almost
> to the extent of crashing the computer as it thrashes
> constantly (see bug #123003 and #136627). This might be
> related to other problems described here.
> * If you run it on an internal adapter, it doesn't distinguish
> local vs remote traffic. Local traffic is free, remote traffic
> isn't (at least here in Australia).
> * If you run it on an external adaptor, it appears to consider
> all external hosts as local.
> * Appears pretty good, but the interface is very low level
> compared with say NTOP, and it seems pretty easy to mistake,
> eg incoming packets counted for outgoing packets for instance
> (since argus records everything differently depending on which
> side initiated the connection).
> * Maybe something like argus with cricket could be used, however
> I am not aware of how this can be done very efficiently (eg.
> without rerunning racount with lots of different rules with a
> custom script and extracting the data to put into cricket).
> * Due to lack of documentation, I might be confused ;-).
* Looks good, but list of IP addresses and ports needs to be
hardcoded before hand. Ok for small networks, not
* Doesn't seem to work on ippp0 port.
* When run on internal interface, probably tracks internal data
as well as externel (not sure).
* Isn't in Debian, but I think this would be easy.
* Licensed under an ancient Emacs license (is this really valid?
Why not the GPL?)
* No tutorial for beginners.
* Looks nice and sophisticated compared with the other options.
* Australian mirror is years out of date (according to timestamp
* "Pick up a cheap Cisco router from a failing ISP and export
its flow statistics?"
* All my ISDN DOV data goes through a CISCO router at the remote
end, and I have access to it, but I don't have a clue how to
use this flow stuff, or what is capabilities are...
* doesn't seem to be in Debian. Its name sounds good ;-)
* looks good, will try it latter.
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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