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RE: Bandwidth accounting recommendation?
Hello, > 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. If you have a budget put together for this type of application (you'll need it!), Orion from Solarwinds (http://www.solarwinds.net) would suit your needs. I have used Orion for over 2 years now and quite satisfied with its features and performance. > 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 >like. I don't fully understand your requirements here, but maybe the folks at Solarwinds can provide you with a solution here. >Any suggestions? >Thanks, >Andrew Regards, Randy Epstein Email: repstein(at)chello.at