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Re: traffic monitoring tool with total statistics

On Fri, 30 May 2008 15:47:53 +0200
Jonas Meurer <jonas@freesources.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm searching for a network traffic monitoring tool which supports to
> report total numbers, like absolute mbytes/gbytes of ingoing/outgoing
> traffic per week/month. The tools i've tested so far (munin, mrtg)
> seem to support only relative numbers like curent, maximal, minmal
> and average bytes per second.

Have you tried vnstat?  It will give daily/weekly/monthly totals of
incoming/outgoing traffic by interface (i.e. eth0, eth1).  Basic info
and download (if not in Debian repository) found here:

> I also gave darkstat a try, and this one indeed counts the total
> transfered bytes splitted by in/out, but it doesn't show daily, weekly
> or monthly values. Additionally its graphs are not very informative.
> As I already use munin for host monitoring, I would be glad to hear
> that mrtg or some munin plugin supports the kind of statistics I'm
> searching for. But so far I failed to find something appropriate.
> greetings,
>  jonas

Travis Crook
Visions Beyond

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