Bandwidthd question



  • I have read all the posts i can find about bandwidthd on the forums, but found no solution to my issue.
    I have uninstalled the package 3-4 times, deleted all old files and such, but still have the same issue.
    The package installs fine, and when i check the services , its running fine.

    In system logs it reads – bandwidthd: Opening em0
                                            bandwidthd: Packet Encoding: Ethernet

    But if i then go to the GUI and open Access Bandwidthd it opens to a logo page with " bandwidthd has nothing to graph. This message should be replaced by graphs in a few minutes. If it's not, please see the section titled "Known Bugs and Troubleshooting" in the README "

    The problem i'm having is this never changes to graphs, i can sit and download all day and nothing comes up, with the WAN interface as the one to monitor, i change the Interface to LAN, and transfer files from my server to any other machine on my network and back again, and nothing comes up in graph form either.
    What am i doing wrong ? I have changed most of the settings in the GUI, turned things on and off, restarting the pkg each time i changed something, but nothing ever comes up as a graph.
    I am reasonably certain i did have it working on a previous build of pfSense, but it just seems not to work on this newer install.
    Anyone got any idea's ?

    System Version:

    2.1-RELEASE (i386)
    built on Wed Sep 11 18:16:50 EDT 2013
    FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE-p11

    bandwidthd version 2.0.1_5 pkg v.0.2



  • @Azoic:

    i change the Interface to LAN, and transfer files from my server to any other machine on my network and back again, and nothing comes up in graph form either.

    Watch out there, traffic between two machines within the same LAN will not go through your router, so won't be graphed. Anyway, usually you do select LAN as the interface, since you most likely are interested in the bandwidth usage per device.

    As the problem itself, actually I really don't know what could be wrong. I installed it and started working right away (I'm using 2.0.3). Are you running full or embeded installation?



  • @georgeman:

    @Azoic:

    i change the Interface to LAN, and transfer files from my server to any other machine on my network and back again, and nothing comes up in graph form either.

    Watch out there, traffic between two machines within the same LAN will not go through your router, so won't be graphed. Anyway, usually you do select LAN as the interface, since you most likely are interested in the bandwidth usage per device.

    As the problem itself, actually I really don't know what could be wrong. I installed it and started working right away (I'm using 2.0.3). Are you running full or embeded installation?

    Funny, i thought most people would want WAN as the monitored interface, so one can track ALL usage…..that's what i was looking for anyway.
    I did check everything i did, after i did it, but like i said, no graph's ever come up.
    It is weird, like i said, i'm sure i had it working before, but now i get the title page and nothing more.
    I tried making the LAN interface the monitored one, to see it's throughput, but still nothing comes up. It's kinda odd, i was thinking it might be with the code,
    as , most of the post's i read about issue's say files need to point to AMD 64 folder's and such, i thought maybe i needed 64bit arch. to run it, but i can't see how if the program runs on 32bit arch. aswell.
    I am guessing the thing is running, both the sys logs and the GUI say it is...but still no graphs.....
    I just don't know where to go next....


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