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Re: bw usage?
You can use Cisco NetFlow Export as a basis for billing. Capture the data with cflowd. I've done some work in this area for traffic engineering. It could be adapted to a billing solution as well. Interested parties please contact me off-list ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy Brandt" <JBrandt@scient.com> To: "David M. Ramsey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 11:09 AM Subject: RE: bw usage? > > If you are using Cisco 6500 switches you an use Private VLANS. They do > exactly what you want without wasting IP addresses. > > Jeremy Brandt > Infrastructure Architect > Scient > > -----Original Message----- > From: David M. Ramsey [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 9:54 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: bw usage? > > > > Folks, > > I'm interested in learning which tools other people are using to measure > bandwidth usage for co-located client machines on Ethernet switches. > > For now I've cobbled together some crude software to regularly > read SNMP port byte in/out counters from our switches, stashing > the deltas in a DB for later reporting/analysis. > > I'm concerned that the data is misleading, though, in that it will > include LAN broadcast traffic. Also, customers end up paying > for other bandwidth that they did not want or induce, like network > scans, etc. (tough luck?). > > We've considered implementing unique customer VLANS to separate > customer broadcast domains, but it seems like that'd be a pain, > would eat up IP addresses, and possibly tax our routers with all of > the ISL/VLAN stuff? > > Thanks in advance for any help/hints/pointers/advice you can offer. > > Regards, --dmr > > David Ramsey > Charlotte, NC