[nycbug-talk] pfsense and bandwidth metering

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 23:21:20 EDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 3:15 PM, George Rosamond
<george at ceetonetechnology.com> 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?

Argus might be a good place to start:

it can throw its records over a socket so nothing sits on the box.
You should be able to do a billing/usage report easily from the
records it generates.  Netflow is another way to go for raw data.
Managing bandwidth dynamically would require more work to get going.


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