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vnStat for bandwidth usage..

vnStat for bandwidth usage..
« on: October 27, 2008, 02:47:26 AM »
Hey guys (gals),

I installed SME server 7.3 as a home file server and for backups. My ISP Comcast has recently instituted a cap on allowed bandwidth usage, and am looking for a simple way of monitoring usage. The tool vnStat (http://humdi.net/vnstat/) and the associated (but optional) php frontend (http://www.sqweek.com/sqweek/index.php?p=1) would seem like a perfect solution for my needs but I am wondering if anyone has installed it, and if there are SME .rpms for it, barring that, would CentOS rpms work?

Any assist is appreciated!

Offline David Harper

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Re: vnStat for bandwidth usage..
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 06:28:57 AM »
Perhaps you should check out the ready-made Sarg contrib before looking for anything more exotic.

http://wiki.contribs.org/Sarg

I'm not 100% sure it will do everything you want, but it's a pre-made solution that integrates nicely with SME Server.

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Re: vnStat for bandwidth usage..
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 12:34:43 PM »
Well, I really liked vnstat better, sarg would only count the web traffic and not the total interface.
http://wiki.contribs.org/Vnstat

Re: vnStat for bandwidth usage..
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 12:56:42 PM »
vnstat-1.4-3.2.el4.rf.i386.rpm works perfectly for me in SME 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3.
vnstat_php_frontend-1.3.tar.gz is the easiest and quickest way to get web interface for it

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Re: vnStat for bandwidth usage..
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 01:15:08 PM »
Well, I really liked vnstat better, sarg would only count the web traffic and not the total interface.
http://wiki.contribs.org/Vnstat


I've updated wiki page..

it's necessary to give write permission to /var/lib/vnstat/* files or you receive such a mail:

Quote
Error:
Unable to write database "/var/lib/vnstat/eth0".
Make sure it's write enabled for this user.
Database not updated.

Ciao
Stefano
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Offline Franco

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Re: vnStat for bandwidth usage..
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 02:01:43 AM »
Gracie Stefano!
Realmente ho cambiato il proprietario della lima ed ho dimenticato di documentare.

Ciao