[mrtg] Re: monitoring traffic in & out of Linux box

Ragnar Kjørstad mrtg at ragnark.vestdata.no
Sat Nov 4 17:43:34 MET 2000

On Sat, Nov 04, 2000 at 11:12:43AM -0500, Leigh Orf wrote:
> I hope this isn't too much of a dumb question...
> MRTG seems to be used mostly to monitor traffic in & out of routers. I
> would like to monitor only traffic coming in and out of a particular
> computer which is running Linux. Is it as simple as getting snmpd
> running on the Linux machine? I tried this a while ago and couldn't get
> it to work. Any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks....

You need a running snmpd, yes, but there is also a different problem:
linux doesn't do network accounting on the number of bytes transfered,
only the number of packets. (at least it used to). You can do byte
accounting by using ipchains, but it's a little bit more work to setup.

Ragnar Kjørstad

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