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I have a windows server 2003 machine acting as my router/nat/dns/wins/dhcp server. It has two interface cards in it, one for LAN, one for internet.

How can I keep track of how much data usage I have used on the internet side? E.g. how much sent, how much received, and keep running monthly totals / reports I can view?

Does windows server 2003 come with anything built in for that? Or what is the industry standard for this?

I'm trying to compile tangible evidence of my bandwidth usage, so that when Rogers dings me with overage charges I have something to fight with.
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Hi,

Please check out the below applications;

Propriety-NMS            


Adventnet OP Manager      www.adventnet.com      Propriety
WhatsupGold      www.whatsupgold.com      Propriety
SNMPc      www.castlerock.com      Propriety
CommView      www.tamos.com      Propriety
Observer      www.netinst.com      Propriety
Microsoft Operation Manager      www.microsoft.com      Propriety

Service Monitors            

BigBrother      www.bb4.com      For *NIX based machines
BigSister      www.bigsister.ch      For *NIX based machines
Hobbit      hobbitmon.sourceforge.net      For *NIX based machines
Hound-Dog      www.hounddogiseasy.com      Propriety
Level Platform      www.levelplatforms.com      Propriety
Kaseya      www.kaseya.com      Propriety
N-Able      www.n-able.com      Propriety

Open-Source NMS            

Ntop      www.ntop.org      LAMP based NMS
Bandwidthd      bandwidthd.sourceforge.net      LAMP based NMS
Hyperic HQ      www.hyperic.com      LAMP based NMS
Etherape      etherape.sourceforge.net      LAMP based NMS
GroundWork      www.groundworkopensource.com      LAMP based NMS
MRTG      oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg      RRDTool
Cacti      www.cacti.net      RRDTool

Personal recommendations are NTOP, WhatsupGold, OP Manager, MS Operation Manager, and Cacti.
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PRTG did the trick well enough
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