Fw: FreeBSD tool for network bandwidthmeasure ?
kenzo_chin at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 5 06:02:13 PDT 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenzo" <kenzo_chin at hotmail.com>
To: "Jez Hancock" <jez.hancock at munk.nu>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: FreeBSD tool for network bandwidthmeasure ?
> I'll have to say, MRTG and Ntop.
> MRTG will give you an idea of network traffic and Ntop will monitor who is
> creating all the traffic.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jez Hancock" <jez.hancock at munk.nu>
> To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 5:30 AM
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD tool for network bandwidthmeasure ?
> > On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 10:34:20PM -0700, dt wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Is there any standard (or non) FreeBSD tool that is used to measure a
> > > current network throughput/bandwidth? And also, what are the
> > > requirements to do so, and do I need to be root to run, or do I need
> > > load a special kernel module?
> > trafshow displays network throughput in an ncurses frontend in a
> > console. I don't think there are any special requirements for trafshow
> > - perhaps you need to have the bpf option enabled in the kernel (which
> > it is by default?). Install it and try it it's in the ports under
> > /usr/ports/net/trafshow.
> > ipfw can count network traffic using different rules, so for example you
> > could count all traffic bound for a certain address or interface using
> > something like:
> > ipfw add count all from any to 192.168.0.1 80
> > ipfw can also (very usefully) count traffic on a per uid basis.
> > ipfw does have to be enabled in the kernel though. See the handbook for
> > more info on this.
> > --
> > Jez
> > http://www.munk.nu/
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