Option to invert traffic graph direction????



  • Something simple that has been bugging me for quite a while. I have 6 interfaces in my 2.0Alpha, Wan, Lan Webservers etc…...

    When I am viewing traffic graphs for Wan interface the In and Out directions are logically correct for traffic flow, however take the Webservers interface for example,
    when the webservers are uploading traffic to people viewing sites from the internet the uploaded traffic shows as in and the downloaded traffic shows as out. It gets a bit confusing when you quickly want to glance at the current bandwidth being used.

    Could there be a simple option to tick to invert the In and Out traffic graphs to realisticly reflect the direction of traffic??

    Cheers



  • @cr_hyland:

    When I am viewing traffic graphs for Wan interface the In and Out directions are logically correct for traffic flow, however take the Webservers interface for example,
    when the webservers are uploading traffic to people viewing sites from the internet the uploaded traffic shows as in and the downloaded traffic shows as out. It gets a bit confusing when you quickly want to glance at the current bandwidth being used.
    Could there be a simple option to tick to invert the In and Out traffic graphs to realisticly reflect the direction of traffic??
    Cheers

    In first few times it was confusing but then, upload traffic goes toward interface and download traffic comes from interface so it has perfect sense if you look that way, isn't it. It is a bit different than linux or windows way but this is PFS so …

    Sasa



  • I agree that it makes perfect sense from an actual traffic flow point of view but it is the opposite for lan interfaces interfaces as opposed to wan interfaces. That is why a simple option to invert the graph for internal interfaces would make it much easier to understand.



  • @cr_hyland:

    I agree that it makes perfect sense from an actual traffic flow point of view but it is the opposite for lan interfaces interfaces as opposed to wan interfaces. That is why a simple option to invert the graph for internal interfaces would make it much easier to understand.

    Yes, it is opposite but think about that a minute. Download traffic is "IN" for WAN interface and "OUT" for LAN interface because that is how data flows as opposite to upload traffic which is "IN" traffic for LAN and "OUT" for WAN because data comes in to LAN int from server/workstation/name_your_machine and trough WAN goes out to some client/server to which data data is sent.

    Yes, it can be confusing on first look but after a time (I use pfS/m0n0 platform from early days) it is normal way to show data.

    Sasa


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