Measuring data transferred through an interface?
williamcooper at data-storm.net
Mon Feb 10 07:36:31 GMT 2003
is a nice howto on setting up MRTG + SNMP
I believe its based on getting it from the Ethernet interface also.
From: freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org
[mailto:freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Belson
Sent: 09 February 2003 23:29
To: Matthew Seaman
Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Measuring data transferred through an interface?
Matthew Seaman wrote:
> If all you want is the total number of bytes transferred, you can run:
> % netstat -ib
> to get packet and byte IO counts since the last reboot. A script to
> convert that into daily usage is left as an exercise for the student.
Cool, I'll try that.
> There's also mrtg and/or rrdtool (both in ports) which will give you
> some nice graphs showing activity --- mrtg runs by using SNMP to query
> the traffic counters for the interface, and generating graphs for
These programs seem to assume that I have a SNMP capable router - is
there any way to make it get data from an ethernet interface?
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