Measuring bandwidth usage

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Alan, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Hi,

    I have my windows 2k server setup as follow, 2 adapters, one for public and
    one for private. I setup RRAS using NAT, so that the users on the private
    segment of the network will be able to access the internet. Is there a
    software (preferable free) that I can use to measure how much bandwidth
    (say, tcp, ftp, etc) a particular ip address on the private segment is using
    in real time?

    Thanks

    Alan
     
    Alan, Jul 14, 2004
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  2. Alan

    Tom Guest

    I am using ISA Server which does all of that. Its great!
    You can subscribe to the Microsoft Action Pack which is
    299.00 for the first year and then 199.00 each year after
    that. It gives you all the full versions of server
    software and much more. Check it out.

    I ma not sure if there is a bandwidth tester for netorks
    out there that is free. I know CA has one but it is quite
    expensive.

    Tom
     
    Tom, Jul 14, 2004
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  3. Alan

    netneg Guest

    You can use RRDTool/MRTG (free)

     
    netneg, Jul 14, 2004
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  4. Alan

    Alan Guest

    I have seen this tool, but it seems like it does not give you the bandwidth
    of a particular ip address, only the network interface of the server where
    you installed it. Am I right?
     
    Alan, Jul 14, 2004
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  5. Alan

    Precision Guest

    NetLimiter is the way to go. There's a free trial
    available and if you want, I have a url I can give you
    that has it and it's crack, just don't wanna post it here
    because it's my ftp server. The software will track IP's
    too. I've been using it for about a year with no
    problems yet. It will even show different stats for your
    public and private networks and you can schedule a cap if
    you want for your bandwidth by application at any time.
    Now I need a favor from you... I want the steps you took
    so that your VPN clients could use your server as a NAT
    server and gain Internet access. And also what would I
    do if I wanted mult. users to dial-in to my server.
    Wouldn't the modem be tied up from the first dial-in
    connection? Thanks -Lydell (email me because I'm won't
    be able to check this for a while
    but remove
    the "nospam.")
     
    Precision, Jul 14, 2004
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  6. Alan

    netneg Guest

    Yes, the interface. But when you vpn/dial-in you can have it monitor the
    interface (which becomes active when connected and receive an IP address).
    There are probably better tools for short term analsys, but I did setup mrtg
    to do this once (few years ago and I no longer have the config). I think
    there might be an example on the MRTG website.
     
    netneg, Jul 15, 2004
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