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RE: Bandwidth accounting recommendation?
- From: Randy Epstein
- Date: Wed Sep 13 15:10:14 2006
> Hi, I have been scouring the net searching for a good bandwidth
>accounting solution that would be appropriate for a hosting
>provider/carrier. We are more interested in the total amount of
>bandwidth the user has utilized in a 7/30/90/365 (whatever) day period
>of time than a Mbps 'graph' which MRTG would give you. It would also be
>great if it could allow us to assign logins to our users so they can
>view their utilization.
If you have a budget put together for this type of application (you'll need
it!), Orion from Solarwinds (http://www.solarwinds.net) would suit your
needs. I have used Orion for over 2 years now and quite satisfied with its
features and performance.
> So far I've looked at MRTG, Cacti, and RTG. Cacti was pretty
>good execept it doesn't appear to notice changes in a switch, sometimes
>more than 30 ports on 5 different switches change a day and we'd like
>something that automatically starts/stops monitoring utilization when
>the port status changes. I havent found a Netflow tool yet that I really
I don't fully understand your requirements here, but maybe the folks at
Solarwinds can provide you with a solution here.