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Topic # 30836 23-Feb-2009 13:53
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I cannot account for 6Gb of download since Sat and my ISP wants to charge $20 to provide the logs/reports

Does anyone have any ideas/freeware that will allow me to determine the source of this traffic ?

Paradise use to provide these stats to their users

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  Reply # 197444 23-Feb-2009 14:10
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  Reply # 197462 23-Feb-2009 14:50
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Mauricio thank you for the reply.
 
It is uncertain whether this download is still occuring but I would still appreciate any suggestions on software that does allow to log the source and port. My freeware soft firewall [Zonealarm] logs but not the actual send and received bytes. My router does not have this ability either

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  Reply # 197466 23-Feb-2009 15:17
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Try Netlimiter, there is a free monitoring only version (as opposed to monitoring and limiting) available.  Netlimiter is the only currently supported per-application monitoring application available (that I can find from my extensive searching in any case).  There are a few others out there, but development and support for them has ceased years ago.

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  Reply # 197490 23-Feb-2009 16:55
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If you want something a bit more basic then check out Netmeter - http://www.metal-machine.de/readerror/

Main advantage with Netlimiter is it can show you per application whats using bandwidth where as Netmeter just monitors your total network traffic.





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Reply # 197501 23-Feb-2009 17:35
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SamF and XPD


Thank you for your replies. Does either netlimiter and netmeter provide the source ip address ?

Tonight I'll turn off my modem & router and if the download continues [or rather my accountable downloaded traffic continues] I'll be having words with my ISP !

Tomorrow I'll load up these tools as required

And if they still want me to pay $20 to look into it I'll tell them I'm leaving.  


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  Reply # 197527 23-Feb-2009 19:00
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Netlimiter monitors on a per-PC basis, however it is possible to monitor multiple PCs in a single console (this feature may not be available in the free version).

If you wanted to monitor network wide without reliance on software on each PC you'd need a router that was capable of facilitating this (A Linksys router with DD-WRT installed for instance and then running RFlow Collector).  However, this doesn't give you a per-application / port breakdown (at least not without exporting the data to a database first).

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  Reply # 197546 23-Feb-2009 19:46
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I use netlimiter. Just install it on all your pcs. However if you have a wireless router you should check that it is secured.

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