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Re: iptables to record bandwidth usage


Heve you tried MRTG?


On 27 May 2003, Mark Devin wrote:

> I have already looked at the ULOG target including the ability to send
> information about every packet to a MySQL database.  However, I don't
> need records on every packet sent.  Instead, I only need totals on bytes
> sent and received so that we can pass on charges to our clients.
> What I need to do is just to total bandwidth usage on a per IP basis for
> our connected clients.  Each client is issued with a fixed IP address in
> the range.
> I was thinking of using the ULOG target to send packets to a daemon I
> will write which will simply keep a running tally of total bytes sent
> and received.  Then every day, a cron job can query this daemon to
> obtain all the daily totals for storage in a MySQL database.
> Does anyone here use iptables in such a way to monitor and charge for
> bandwidth usage?  What solutions do large ISPs use in order to pass on
> costs to clients?  Do they somehow monitor usage at the routers?
> Regards.
> Mark.

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