On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 04:38:12PM -0800, Roop Nanuwa wrote: > Is there any way to get live (or even just logged) monitoring of > bandwidth > usage by user instead of just an aggregate amount for the entire > machine/interface?
Not easily. ipfw(8) has a 'uid' option in it's packet matching rules, which you might be able you use to select the traffic from one user, and then push that (or logging information about that traffic) into some sort of analysis program. But that's going to take a mite of programming to get anything working. Most ISPs who bill on the amount of network traffic will arrange for each of their user accounts to use a separate IP number: jail(8) can be very handy for doing that. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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