How to measure total bandwidth used on WAN / ADSL
Hope you can help :-) I have been using pfSense for a few months now and all works well. Unfortunately where I leave we are not going to get BT Infinity but a third party product.
This caps the bandwidth @ 200GB per month with an extortionate charge for bandwidth consumed above this limit.
I wanted to track how much bandwidth I currently used per month. I have searched around and tried BandwidthD but this seems to show me all the traffic including lan to lan.
Would be very grateful for any recommendations on how I can measure just the WAN traffic. If it looks like it is above the 200Gb limit I might well bond the old solution to the new one and cap bandwidth of the new one (is this possible).
I've used NTopNG (you can install this from the Packages section on your PFS) to monitor traffic and to get long-term stats as well. The only thing to be aware of is the disk space that NTop can use up over time, so make sure you have a sufficiently large drive to handle the logs.