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    Tools for tracking downloads in debian?
    Contributed by imclaren on Friday, October 26 @ 12:09:10 BST

    Ask Debianplanet
    Following up from the earlier Ask Debianplanet article, we run a system with 300+ users and need to track download amounts to individual users. We don't have infinite IPs and want to track everything (not just http+s and email use) and for various reasons, our hardware firewall won't do it.

    We are looking at dante, but are worried about unencrypted packets and we are also looking at running all traffic through a separate box, but are worried about load and scale. I was wondering what experience others have had.

     
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    Re: Tools for tracking downloads in debian? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, October 26 @ 15:44:24 BST

    Have a look at kernel 2.4 and netfilter. There, it should be possible to count traffic for each uid. The only problem which is still left is traffic like outgoing smtp, because the mailserver is running with uid 0. There you will have to have a look at the logfiles.

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    Re: Tools for tracking downloads in debian? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, October 26 @ 16:37:11 BST

    We do something similar, we have an openBSD bridge that all of our traffic goes through (we have a cisco router in front of that). We run a continous tcpdump on it and then have a machine process those logs hourly.

    We use something called sawmill from www.flowerfire.com to do the parsing. It costs $100 or so, but it's worth it and it parses a lot of other logs, too. Depending on your traffic, though, you may need a pretty powerful machine. We have about 3 gig of traffic per day and we needed to upgrade to a 1.2 ghz athlon. But we also run other network monitoring stuff on it, too, like cricket, so it isn't entirely dedicated to sawmill.

    Andy

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    Re: Tools for tracking downloads in debian? (Score: 1, Insighful)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, October 27 @ 19:22:52 BST

    Have you tried ipfm?

    Package: ipfm

    Priority: optional

    Section: net

    Installed-Size: 144

    Maintainer: Samuel Hocevar

    Architecture: i386

    Version: 0.11.4-1

    Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.3-1), libpcap0 (= 0.6.1-1)

    Filename: pool/main/i/ipfm/ipfm_0.11.4-1_i386.deb

    Size: 24894

    MD5sum: 31bedc01f36a5509fa0491295b9dc356

    Description: A bandwidth analysis tool

    IPFM counts how much data was sent and received by specified hosts through

    an Internet link.

    - Thomas Munro

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