[CentOS] Data consumption (external connections only)

Fri Feb 24 23:23:31 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Frank Cox <theatre at melvilletheatre.com> wrote:
> There's a whole herd of ways to count and track the amount of data that goes
> through a given network port.  However, I'm looking for a user-friendly (and
> pretty, if possible) monitor or counter program with the following features:
> 1. Grand total amount of data in and out since last counter reset.
> 2. Resettable counters both manual (reset it when you want to) or timed (reset
> this thing monthly or weekly, etc.)
> 3. Breakdown of external and internal traffic volume, by gateway if possible.
> Basically, I'm looking for a report with fields or a graph similar to this
> Total data transferred since the last reset:
> Total data sent:
> Total data received:
> Total data sent through external gateway
> Total data received through external gateway
> And so on if the computer has sent data through other gateways if there are
> several on a network.
> I've found all kinds of counters but none that seem to  break out internal
> traffic from the external traffic by gateway.  Perhaps I'm not looking for the
> right thing?

I don't think there is anything that tracks things routed through a
gateway unless it goes out different interfaces.  Do you have
different internal/external interfaces?    You should be able to pick
up the counters from the router interfaces via snmp if you want the
totals there.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com