[nycbug-talk] pfsense and bandwidth metering

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Thu Oct 7 23:19:05 EDT 2010

On 10/07/10 22:21, Isaac Levy wrote:
> Word,
> 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.
> http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/SNMP_Daemon
> -- 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...):
> http://onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2000/09/21/Big_Scary_Daemons.html

Yeah. ..  kind of suspected that would be my only route.

Although I wanted to avoid that route. . .

I might just put adapter for 2.5" drives into the Alix boards and do a
full pfSense install.



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