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Re: Tools available for..

Jeff Davis <jdavis@wasabimg.com> writes:

> I am trying to set up a server, and I would like to know about some of
> the tools I should be using for the following tasks:
> Bandwidth monitoring/restriction on a per-user basis
> Traffic (total data transfered per time unit) monitoring/restriction on
> a per-user basis

Have a look at the net-acct package:

$ apt-cache show net-acct
Package: net-acct
Priority: extra
Section: net
Installed-Size: 129
Maintainer: Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.71-1
Depends: cron, libc6 (>= 2.1.94)
Filename: dists/woody/main/binary-i386/net/net-acct_0.71-1.deb
Size: 43704
MD5sum: f8ae7b1759d2b78042928af74f225f7f
Description: Usermode IP accounting daemon
 This package logs network traffic. It provides a daemon (nacctd) that
 logs all traffic passing the machine it runs on (similar to what tcpdump
 Capability is provided to associate traffic to slip/ppp users in case you
 run a slip/ppp server.

> CPU & RAM would also be nice, but I assume linux won't let a user
> totally take over the machine's resources with default options.

man ulimit?


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