monitoring internet traffic

Vivek J. Patankar list307 at
Wed Jun 13 17:17:01 UTC 2007

Geoffrey Leach wrote:
> My Internet connection is via a satellite service that throttles the 
> connection once I exceed a number of Mb. I'd like to monitor this so as 
> to avoid unpleasant surprises. I think that what I need here is a 
> specialized proxy. Can anyone point me to a proxy that either does such 
> a thing or is sufficiently simple to be modifiable by a non-guru? Perl 
> preferred, FWIW.

If you are looking to monitor daily usage and block out bandwidth hogs 
like advert sites, Squid along with daily SARG reports should achieve 
this. SARG rpms are not available for F7 or for FC6 but I have used the 
FC3 rpm on FC6 without any incident.

विवेक ज. पाटणकर (Vivek J. Patankar)

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