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Re: IP bandwidth usage collector?

  • From: Joe McGuckin
  • Date: Sun Sep 26 03:42:11 1999

We run a perl program that captures snmp output from our switches every 
5mon and stores the samples into a mysql database.


[email protected] wrote:
> 
> This might be a little off topic, but I run a fairly large network, and
> we sell dedicated servers to clients.  All of the dedicated machines are
> connected to our network of Cisco 2924XL-M Catalyst switches.  I would
> like to be able to collect bandwidth usage statistics for their ports
> that way I can easily bill them for overage, and I don't want to have to
> install anything on the machines themselves to remove the threat of
> tampering.
> 
> Does anyone know of a package that does this?  Or would it just be best
> to write some quick Perl hack to pull the bytecounter out of the Cisco's
> SNMP information? 
> 
> Thanks for any help anyone might be able to provide.
> 
> --
> Robert Gash
> System Administrator, FastURL
> Personal Email: gashalot [at] gashalot [dot] com



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