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    Network bandwidth usage & stats


    I'm looking for some software to run on my Linux box which will monitor my bandwidth and tell me how much I've been using, and give me some statistics on what time of day usage was high, which machines used the most, etc. If it could output the stats on pretty graphs via Apache it would be a bonus. Is there a piece of software out there that does all this? I can't seem to find it....

    The main reason for this is I have broadband caps and don't want to go over my monthly allowance (usually by downloading too many Linux iso images!)
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    have you looked into ntop?

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    It's pretty cool, thanks!

    I can gather very detailed stats about what's going on on my LAN, just need to figure out how to monitor my router to check the uploaded/downloaded MB.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stokes
    It's pretty cool, thanks!

    I can gather very detailed stats about what's going on on my LAN, just need to figure out how to monitor my router to check the uploaded/downloaded MB.

    Cheers!
    Isn't there anything on the router's web based admin for stuff like that?
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    Sadly not. My router config page is quite basic. Hopefully with broadband caps becoming the norm these days they may build something like this into future firmware.

    I seem to be able to do what I need with ntop anyway - but I probably won't leave it running forever. It seems to hog a lot of memory.
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    the only way u can really do something if there's no mopnitor on the router is to put something betewen the router and the internet, or between the main lan and the router.... or use a packet sniffer on the network, though that'll require filtering to filter out the local packets!
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