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Old 05-11-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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isp bandwidth monitoring tools in linux


dear can someone highly gui or text base/command line tool that use as "isp bandwidth monitoring tools in linux"

i do have leased line,frame relay, wireless linke,dsl too. i want to monitor what is uploading and downloading.

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:20 AM   #2
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dear can someone highly gui or text base/command line tool that use as "isp bandwidth monitoring tools in linux"

i do have leased line,frame relay, wireless linke,dsl too. i want to monitor what is uploading and downloading.
advise
Again, write clearly. It is almost impossible to understand what you're writing/asking. And again, what version/distro of Linux are you using? What KIND of monitoring tool? Web based? Console? How many devices? What kind of desktop environment?

If you're using KDE or Gnome, and want something on your desktop, there are many network interface applets you can just run. If you want something to monitor many devices, give you history, etc., look into Nagios.
 
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:22 PM   #3
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This should be the first place to look.
 
Old 05-11-2010, 10:28 PM   #4
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IPtables records both packet counts and byte counts. That's one option. Or you can check out ntop:

http://www.ntop.org

Another option is implementing a proxy, although monitoring may be limited to just HTTP.
 
Old 05-12-2010, 02:04 AM   #5
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dear all

i repeat again, i do have firewall nsa sonicwall hardware appliance, and cisco router. now i do have 3 isp various connections. i want to monitor the bandwidth of ISPS. how can i do this? so let say there are 3 interfaces on firewall where 3 isp connection plug in.

regarding os and distro i am ready to use any distro as per ur suggestion. i do used cybergauge in window xp that is already expired and expeected results are not coming.

confirm if the question is clarified first
 
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dear all

i repeat again, i do have firewall nsa sonicwall hardware appliance, and cisco router. now i do have 3 isp various connections. i want to monitor the bandwidth of ISPS. how can i do this? so let say there are 3 interfaces on firewall where 3 isp connection plug in.
Sorry, you're not 'repeating' anything. You never posted that information to start with.
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regarding os and distro i am ready to use any distro as per ur suggestion. i do used cybergauge in window xp that is already expired and expeected results are not coming.

confirm if the question is clarified first
No, your questions are still very hard to understand. You can load ANY version/distro of Linux you want, and have access to the tools. And you still haven't answered the original questions. Do you want this to run on the console/desktop? Web-based? Did you not read the suggestions already given to you??

Be CLEAR as to what you're looking for. If you want to monitor multiple devices/interfaces, with room to grow, something like Nagios would be the best thing for you.
 
Old 05-12-2010, 04:16 PM   #7
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I'd use the cisco logs. Easy enough to log into it and show info once in a while.
 
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Ahhh ok. I'm starting to understand what you're looking for.... In this case, I think the easiest option is to just enable SNMP on the firewall (or router, or whatever you want to monitor) and use some sort of application to monitor. I personally like OpenNMS. They have "quickstart" guides to that are really helpful too.
 
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dear all

i repeat again, i do have firewall nsa sonicwall hardware appliance, and cisco router. now i do have 3 isp various connections. i want to monitor the bandwidth of ISPS. how can i do this? so let say there are 3 interfaces on firewall where 3 isp connection plug in.

regarding os and distro i am ready to use any distro as per ur suggestion. i do used cybergauge in window xp that is already expired and expeected results are not coming.

confirm if the question is clarified first



cacti or mrtg would be best...

http://www.cacti.net/screenshots.php


why do i say this? well nagios will monitor and mainly give you up/down status, and graphs with extra configuratin, b ut the main purpose of software such as cacti or mrtg is to give you only pretty looking graphs containing input/output data polling interfaces with snmp...
 
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cacti or mrtg would be best...

http://www.cacti.net/screenshots.php


why do i say this? well nagios will monitor and mainly give you up/down status, and graphs with extra configuratin, b ut the main purpose of software such as cacti or mrtg is to give you only pretty looking graphs containing input/output data polling interfaces with snmp...
From my experience, Cacti and mrtg require alot of work. Especially with a somewhat obscure device such as a sonicwall. Defining and importing Mibs is not fun. OpenNMS "just works", every graph populates automagically.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 03:47 AM   #11
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Try them all out and see what works best for you.
Cacti can be obtained as a .vmx - meaning you just install vmplayer and run the .vmx, and you have a full working cacti out of the box.
All you would need to do then is add the snmp string, hostnames, interfaces, then you are up and running
 
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See untangle.com linux site.
 
  


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