Hey all, I've searched high and low for a solution to this without having to invest in additional hardware or forcing a bottleneck with an old wrt54g running dd-wrt but basically I'd like to monitor bandwidth usage for each client on my network. I have no interest in seeing network content being relayed (for those of you who are thinking it) but monthly bandwidth caps are forcing my hand.
I currently use the mini running 10.7.4 server as a personal content server, remote storage, and most importantly an offsite backup for my managed servers elsewhere. Currently I hover well under the cap however my brother will be moving in with me for a short period of time and looking at his previous months usage there will be months where we exceed our cap. The overage fee is a maximum of $50 if I'm not mistaken so its not a huge deal however I'd like to avoid it, or even be able to show each user how much they've used beyond the 150gb/month cap so they can cover their portion in a fair manor.
I see tonnes of whole network monitoring, tracking, and shaping apps however nothing I'm asking for. How difficult is this? - really.
For those of you who are reading this an only need full monitoring instead of individual some well reviewed (not by me) apps would be
iEyeNet wigit, yea I said wigit.
Skoobysoft - SurplusMeter
I have a hard time believing this is not possible. Someone point me in the right direction!