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1. Bandwidth Statistics and Traffic Control
Published Presentation Topic by jeff.welling
[ http://kwlug.org/node/780 ]

These days a lot of people spend a lot of time on the Internet and much
of the time, we are sharing a single connection with more than one other
person.
Do you ever find yourself wanting to keep track of bandwidth statistics,
such as who is using how much bandwidth on the network?
Perhaps wanting to limit those who are using an unfair proportion of the
bandwidth?
With the plethora of tools that are available for bandwidth statistics
collection, and the handful of tools that are available to handle
traffic control, what works for you?
This presentation will cover as many of the current statistics
collection and bandwidth control programs as possible, including which
ones are ideal for which situations, which ones are still being actively
maintained, and which ones are easiest to use.
Everything from what you can do (graphs of bandwidth use by IP, with
pmacct and pNRG [0]) to how you can control your bandwidth (the now
antiquated wondershaper script, as noted by LARTC [1]) to more malleable
fine-grained control  (the ability to set triggers based on usage levels
with an up and coming program called tcd [2])
[0]  http://www.pmacct.net/pnrg/
[1]  http://lartc.org/wondershaper/
Shameless plug
[2]  http://github.com/jeffWelling/tcd


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