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Topic # 79349 16-Mar-2011 15:45 Send private message

Currently have a WRT54g (older model running an old version of DDWRT).  Serving me well, has an SSH server and VPN server.

But want to start tracking usage of machines.  It's all fine and good to know that 1gb was used on x day, but I want to know which of my machines (I have a few and never know which ones are getting updates etc).

So I've been looking at the main players and looking for some feedback

Gargoyle - seems to do the machine based bandwidth monitoring - correct?  But no VPN (PPTP or IPSEC?) and no built in SSH server?

Tomato - bandwidth monitoring is on interface only, not by connected machine, No VPN and possibly has SSH server.

DD-WRT - no bandwidth monitoring, but does have VPN and SSH.

Have I got that correct?  If so then it sounds like I need gargoyle for the internet usage, and keep my old DDWRT for SSH server and VPN.




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  Reply # 448928 16-Mar-2011 16:12 Send private message

The main version of Tomato isn't updated that often, check out TomatoUSB it adds a bunch of featurs like VPN.

You can use TomatoUSB on a WRT54GL even though it has no USB port, see here:
http://tomatousb.org/
http://tomatousb.org/doc:build-types
http://tomatousb.org/doc:build-features-cross-reference

This mod/addon for Tomato does per ip address bandwidth monitoring
https://launchpad.net/ipt-parse

The WRT54GL only has 4MB of flash memory though so you won't be able to use builds using 2.6 linux kernel.

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