Posted on 2006-05-19
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
How do see the amount of traffic passing through a router. I need the commands involved.
Question by:asans
  • 2
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

Joseph Hornsey earned 280 total points
ID: 16719868

1. It depends on the brand of router (Ciscio, Netopia, Vanguard, etc.)
2. It depends on how you've got logging set up (Syslog, etc.)

If you want a good, free utility that can help you with this, check out MRTG at http://sourceforge.net/projects/bwmng

Another tool that might help:

LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Sam Panwar
ID: 16731198
4.      Super network protocol analyzer, Ethereal, to the list
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Joseph Hornsey
ID: 16736037
Yeah, but isn't Ethereal mainly a packet capture tool?

I use it, and I agree that it's a great tool, but can it be used to determine router processing?


Featured Post

Granular recovery for Microsoft Exchange

With Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange you can choose the Exchange Servers and restore points you’re interested in, and Veeam Explorer will present the contents of those mailbox stores for browsing, searching and exporting.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show you step-by-step instructions to build your own NTP CentOS server.  The network diagram shows the best practice to setup the NTP server farm for redundancy.  This article also serves as your NTP server documentation.
In this article I will be showing you how to subnet the easiest way possible for IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). This article does not cover IPv6. Keep in mind that subnetting requires lots of practice and time.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

864 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question