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Offline marsboer

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Re: vnstat "like" package to monitor bandwidth usage PER LAN IP {NOW $280USD}
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2012, 04:53:16 am »
To achieve this I use pfSense as a netflow collector (using softflowd) exporting the data to nfsen (running on another machine). This gives me full analyzing capabilities using a web GUI. This gives you all the capabilities that is asked for here in a free open source way.

But the goal is perhaps to use pfSense only.

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Re: vnstat "like" package to monitor bandwidth usage PER LAN IP {NOW $280USD}
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2012, 07:45:13 am »

But the goal is perhaps to use pfSense only.

Exactly! Why do we need two power sucking devices for this 1 job

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Re: vnstat "like" package to monitor bandwidth usage PER LAN IP {NOW $280USD}
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2012, 11:06:49 am »
I'd like to contribute $50 towards this project.
This would be very useful to me.

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Re: vnstat "like" package to monitor bandwidth usage PER LAN IP {NOW $280USD}
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2012, 12:47:35 pm »

But the goal is perhaps to use pfSense only.

Exactly! Why do we need two power sucking devices for this 1 job

 I thought the same thing, but then looked at the 2 suggestions (have to go back and see if supported in freebsd).   It would work, and has many many features (maybe overkill).
Could we not get what we all want if these 2 were bundled up in a pfsense package with some default options setup?).
  It may not be good for the embedded buys, but lately my hardware can more than handle this.
  It could be the only way we get what we all want.

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Re: vnstat "like" package to monitor bandwidth usage PER LAN IP {NOW $280USD}
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2012, 05:15:06 am »
Does anyone know what it would cost and how much time it would take to get this sort of thing built in to pfsense or for someone to do an addon package?

Maybe the reason there hasnt been much movement is the cost and timescales especially if it would mean having to rewrite a large part of pfsense's core?

I'd chip in a reasonable amount if need be, but some idea of costs & timescales would be useful to begin with imo.

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Re: VNSTAT list Usage per IP
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2012, 11:52:43 pm »
I've been working commercially with netflow for some years now and have implemented systems which cope with billions of flows per day, calculating hundreds of customers data plans. While those systems run from cisco routers, this can be done under FreeBSD fairly easily and can monitor all the interfaces individually and then filter/aggregate them based on subnets, IP's, ports etc. The only failing currently with flow tools is no IPv6 support. I have built netflow v9 gernerator/capture software (which supports IPv6) in php to gain an understanding of it. Based on all of this knowledge, I am sure I can contribute something to the pfSense project, if so desired.

I would love to load this even if it were outside of pf.   Chris B suggested nfsen  - what is yours based upon?