Monitor bandwidth usage for each computer in LAN

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Fri Jul 22 21:19:19 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 06:44, Bob Chiodini wrote:
> > 
> MRTG can indeed get bandwidth statistics from a Linux box.  You must run
> the SNMP daemon on the target machine.  It cannot, by default, discern
> traffic destinations, it only looks at totals passing through the
> network interfaces (IIRC ifInOctets, ifOutOctets, and ifInerrors and
> IfOutErrors).

Cacti provides an easy wrapper for this.  Note that the default
snmpd.conf file with RH/fedora is very restrictive so you'll
have to modify it to permit access in addition to starting
the service.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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