[kwlug-disc] Bandwidth monitoring for individual computers in a home network

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sun May 30 20:40:22 EDT 2010

One of the reasons I was looking for a flashable Linux based router was to
monitor bandwidth in a home network and trace the usage to individual

While I have not implemented any specific solution yet, mostly due to lack
of time to tinker, I gathered some information here for my own reference
in the future.

The Gargoyle Router, which is a variant of OpenWRT, seems to be exactly
what I need: bandwidth monitoring and quality of service (throttling). I
at the code and it seems to be iptables based, so could be applicable to any
Linux based router.

So here are the relevant links

Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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