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Date:      Mon, 4 Jan 2016 15:04:15 +0000
From:      Paul Stuffins <>
Subject:   Re: Software for bandwidth management
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On 04/01/2016 14:57, Trond Endrestøl wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Jan 2016 14:39-0000, Paul Stuffins wrote:
>> Afternoon Everyone,
>> I have a spare desktop lying around here that I want to turn into a basic
>> bandwidth monitor, along with various other things including website
>> filtering.
>> I have seen, which I believe is based on FreeBSD,
>> but I am not keen on paying the $50 a month for a license, is there any
>> software that anyone can recommend to me?
>> My needs, to start with, are basically to monitor what devices are
>> connected, and how much each device transfers on a hourly/daily/monthly
>> basis, and potentially apply limits to each device.
> A partial solution could be your spare desktop acting as a bridge(4)
> using two NICs, and sysutils/darkstat as the monitoring software.
> If you can't or don't want to pass traffic back and forth through the
> spare desktop, try port mirroring (Cisco SPAN port/monitor session),
> "ifconfig em1 up monitor", and sysutils/darkstat.
I was thinking of adding a second NIC, and positioning it between my 
modem and the rest of my network.


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