Bandwidthd woes summary
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Just wanted to post a latest summary of bandwidthd problems.
Out of the box with the latest 1.2.1 it does not work. From what I have found…..
1. you need to ssh to the system and use this command
pkg_add -r libiconv
now the service will get a little furthur, but will give you a syslog error on line 52. this is a problem with the default setting in pfsense via the web interface. the filter in the web interface is set to a default of "IP" and that causes it to crash. I gave up on changing the config via pfsense, as there are obviously problems here.
what I did was ssh to the box (used putty) and manually configure the config file and changed it to match the one I downloaded from the author.
I commented out everything except the following few lines(and added the subnet). I set for monitoring my local network...
subnet 192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0
and NOW it works!!!!
Hopefully this package will be fixed in the future, as everything else that I have tried does not give me nice quick info like this. pfflowd works, but does not log both directions, and is a paint to keep another machine running. Built in traffic log resets at 4gig, so there really is a demand for a package like this. Hopefully this info helps others, as I struggled with this. Being a newb makes it a real challenge. a week ago I was not sure what ssh was :)