Bandwidth tracking/monitoring on Freebsd

Martin Hudec corwin at
Sat Apr 10 13:33:19 PDT 2004


	There is MRTG (/usr/ports/net-mgmt/mrtg) for constant monitoring
of inbound/outbound traffic, data are also available in graph format.
Or you can try ntop (/usr/ports/net/ntop). Or you can write your own script
analyzing data from ipfw counting :). I use mrtg and ntop for monitoring
of my bandwith, and management is satisfied with both. There are more tools,
maybe others might point you to them.


On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 04:20:21PM -0400 or thereabouts, Dragoncrest wrote:
> Hi all.  Got a question.  I got a box on my network that I'd like to be
> able to track bandwidth usage on.  Just to see how much traffic is
> passing through it in a one month period and daily over a 24 hour
> period.  Is there some kind of application I can use to log total bytes
> sent and total bytes recieved?  I don't need to know specifically WHAT
> was sent, but rather HOW MUCH of it was sent.  IE 6 gigs inbound
> traffic, 2 gigs outbound traffic.  It's running Freebsd 4.9 right now. 
> What is the easiest way to do this short of setting up IPFW and doing a
> kernel compile and all that nasty stuff.  Any suggestions will be welcome.

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