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Re: 95th Percentile again (was RE: C&W Peering Problem?)

  • From: Jim Mercer
  • Date: Sat Jun 02 23:41:01 2001

On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 11:30:24PM -0400, Joe Abley wrote:
> It does, if you don't have per-customer interface counters. You need to
> count every packet using some other method, and if you can't count packets,
> you can't bill for them.

i gave up on per-customer interface accounting, didn't scale for me.

for a while, i had a BSD box in the middle of my network, and i used
ipfw rules (which worked both as counters for accounting, and as
ingress/egress filters).

we've since moved to cisco, and, well, now i have cache flow stats which
are parsed into customer subnets.

unfortuneately, i've practically had to install seperate interfaces for
the cache flow data, as it is a steady huge flow of data, especially
for sub-30 minute periods.

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