Network accounting

Mitch (Bitblock) mitch at
Mon Jan 17 13:51:21 PST 2005


If I understand this correctly... I'd have to add SNMP to the server and rtg
would then poll via SNMP, storing the results in the MySQL server. Seems
very good, but I'm a bit hesitant just because I'd like to keep as few
software packages as possible running on the firewall.

[Mitch says:] you could also use a simple PERL program to parse the output
from your ipfw counter list....

Call it on a cron - keep in mind how quick the counters can roll over
depending on how fast the interfaces are.


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