[rrd-users] Re: advice needed..

Gerhard Ecaroh Froehlich gerhard.froehlich at produktion.gis-online.de
Fri Jul 5 08:48:29 MEST 2002

Hi Ross!

Ross Tsolakidis wrote:
> Hi there,
> monitor any/every port on that switch.  Those familiar with Cisco switches
> would know what I mean.
> Be able to calculate the usage of that box.  Be able to exclude certain
> Break down/graph different types of traffic, such as ftp, http, etc..
> Break down/graph highest transfers from and to which IP, etc..
> --
> Ross.

This seems to be a little more complicated than rrdtool/mrtg. This sort of
accounting is extraction of flows. Known as Cisco's NetFlow Feature. Most of
Cisco routers can do netflow accounting. For the collecting of this flows you
need additional software. A well known name is Dave Plonka's Netflow. Have a
look at this links:


Bye, Ecaroh

Gerhard Ecaroh Froehlich, Systemadministrator

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