[nycbug-talk] pfsense and bandwidth metering

Isaac Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Thu Oct 7 22:21:30 EDT 2010


On Oct 6, 2010, at 3:15 PM, George Rosamond wrote:

> I'm familiar with the various packages to use for bandwidth metering with pfSense.
> However, those require the full install, and I'm on CF cards.
> Is there an alternate path using the embedded pfSense for performing bandwidth metering?

Not sure if it's what you were looking for, but I've pumped snmp data out of PFSense boxes, to mrtg/catct, very reliably before.

Thing is- my stats were all interface-based, not IP based- that's about as granular as I remember that setup getting- (without getting into some of the packages you mentioned which run from disk).

So if you're metering on a hard network out of the box, you're all set- just enable snmp on the PFSsense box, and collect it with mrtg.

Sidenote if this covers your needs:
I believe I actually used this ancient mrtg article by Michael Lucas: (I did that setup about 5 years ago, all the mrtg stuff is the same, the article is from 2000- yikes...):


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