Logging system usage -
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Wed Mar 30 17:39:26 UTC 2011
On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:31:31 -0400,
Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin at wildblue.net> wrote:
> DD-WRT in the router logs some usage but not enough to be of
> much use and their mailing list/forum is nearly useless for
> problem solving.
Openwrt may be a better option. There is a package management system and it
is relatively easy to do custom builds if you want something outside of
the available packages or built differently.
> So I am looking for a scheme for tracking usage by mac or device
> address. I check usage daily but when I see a jump upward I need
> to know what caused it, I always begin to think through what I
> have done before panicking the whole family. Any suggestion
If you run the router as an actual router rather than a bridge you should
be able to get a pretty good handle on this using traffic shapping. The
Linux Advanced Routing and Traffic Control documentation is a bit dated,
but should give you some ideas of what is possible and how to implement
policy. The doucmentation is at lartc.org.
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