monitoring lan->wan

Zbigniew Szalbot zbyszek at
Fri Oct 20 20:31:14 UTC 2006

Hi all,

On Fri, 20 Oct 2006, Kurt Buff wrote:

> If you wish to characterize the traffic to and from the Internet by
> protocol and/or user, then you'll have to do something more than
> simply using SNMP to monitor throughput on the router. In that case,
> you'll need to have your FreeBSD box actually parse the traffic, or
> get a netflow from the router (assuming that it can do that.) and ntop
> is a good start for the software you want, or perhaps etherape.
> Assuming that netflow isn't available from the router (and I think
> that's a fairly safe bet) the trick will be making sure that your
> FreeBSD box will see the traffic, and for that you'll need something
> like one of the following setups:

All I can do with the router is to enable logging to a syslog, which means 
I can connect it to FBSD, can't I?

But I understand now that things will be a little more difficult than I 
thought :). Anyway, thanks for all the pointers!

Zbigniew Szalbot

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