Bandwidth accounting recommendation?

Drew Weaver drew.weaver at
Wed Sep 13 19:00:26 UTC 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.

	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

Any suggestions?


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