How to count colocation traffic?



  • Hi all,

    I´m planning to build a hardware firewall with pfsense. Behind the FW, I´ll connect several servers via a switch.
    Some of these servers are co-located servers from other companies. How can I count the data traffic from each of them?

    Does pfsense have a capability to count, or will I have to do that with the switch?
    If it´s done by the switch, can you recommend me a particular switch model that can count traffic, that is stable and reliable, and not that extremely high-priced?

    thank you



  • Have a look at the bandwidthd package which was implemented lately: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,2117.0.html



  • @ hoba:
    Do you mean bandwidthd from sourceforge?



  • It's the same software but it already is available as pfSense package if you go to system>packages in the webgui (unless you run the embedded version of pfSense).



  • @hoba:

    It's the same software but it already is available as pfSense package if you go to system>packages in the webgui (unless you run the embedded version of pfSense).

    Does it work with multiple LAN interface (LAN OPT1 …) ?



  • @fouinix:

    @hoba:

    It's the same software but it already is available as pfSense package if you go to system>packages in the webgui (unless you run the embedded version of pfSense).

    Does it work with multiple LAN interface (LAN OPT1 …) ?

    Not right now. There is a known bug with Bandwidthd using multiple interfaces.


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