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IP Bandwidth Watchdog

ipband is a pcap-based traffic monitor. It tallies per-subnet traffic and bandwidth usage and starts detailed logging if the specified threshold for a specific subnet is exceeded. This utility could be handy in a limited bandwidth WAN environment (frame relay, ISDN, etc.) to pinpoint offending traffic sources if certain links become saturated to the point where legitimate packets start getting dropped.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  18 Jun 2008 07:07

    Release Notes: The integer type was changed to hold a cumulative byte count from long to double to avoid counter overflow in reports. Debian-specific changes include avoiding the use of /usr/local/, a man page in section 8, avoiding the use of printf when running in the background, successful building even if strtok_r is defined as a macro, and a change of the default MTA command string for mailing reports.

    •  02 Oct 2006 21:32

      Release Notes: A segfault issue when a non TCP/UDP protocol is encountered during report generation has been fixed. Installation directories in the Makefile can be specified using PREFIX, BINDIR, MANDIR, SYSCONFDIR, and RCDIR environmental variables. A "-w" option (and corresponding htmlfile and htmltitle directives) has been added to allow generation of HTML reports.

      •  25 Mar 2002 17:02

        Release Notes: The proper procedure is used to become a daemon process, and a bug was fixed where a footer file descriptor was not closed.

        •  20 Feb 2002 19:11

          Release Notes: A bug where the getopt() return value was interpreted as char and not integer has been fixed. This could have caused problems parsing command line options on systems where char is signed by default.

          •  17 Jan 2002 17:22

            Release Notes: New options to specify MTA command string and packet length adjustment, and a fix for a bug in packet length calculation for non-ethernet interfaces.


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