traffic analysis tools

Joao Barros joao.barros at
Sat Oct 21 14:52:59 UTC 2006

On 10/21/06, Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at> wrote:
> Hey people,
> I'd like something to look at traffic use through my gateway, so I know how
> much of my upload bandwidth and download bandwidth is in use at any time.
> Ideally it'll tell me from where, so I can look at internal abusers, or get an
> idea of where hits are coming from.
> Off the top of my head, I can think of two tools.
> 1. ntop - great web interface, but I've found it unstable
> 2. iptraf - good curses interface, but I'm looking for trend monitoring
> 3. mrtg - as I'm running snmp, so I could just monitor it from a desktop
> running mrtg...
> Any other suggestions?

I have two for you: NetMRG and Cacti
You can set them up to read values from pf for example :)

Joao Barros

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