On Thu, 4 Jan 2007, rabbtux rabbtux wrote:
I am designing the migration of my network to a MT hotspot solution
for fixed wireless subs. It appears there are two ways to account
for customer bandwidth usage, radius accounting or use IPflow data
from MT routers and a an application like IPTrack to do the
accounting. Anyone have suggestions?
Well, the truth is that both will give you information regarding
customer data usage. If you plan to use the MT hotspot, then the
RADIUS data is there already. RADIUS is going to be (IMHO) a much
easier solution. Netflow data is nice, but there is a TON of
information that it provides you. Is it worth the resource
requirement to process? Perhaps.
If you are looking to see who is using bandwidth (and how much),
RADIUS is the easy (and quicker) method.
If you want to know:
* who is using bandwidth
* how much is being used
* where they are going
* when they are going
* traffic types (tcp,udp,icmp, etc)
* MUCH MORE
This data is available via netflow, but the cost is resource
requirements (both in disk space and processor).
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