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BANDWIDTHD(8) System Manager's Manual BANDWIDTHD(8)


bandwidthd - Tracks usage of TCP/IP and builds html files with graphs.


BandwidthD tracks usage of TCP/IP network subnets and builds html files with graphs to display utilization. Charts are built by individual IPs, and display utilization over 2 day, 8 day, 40 day, and 400 day periods. Furthermore, each ip address's utilization can be logged out at intervals of 2.5 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 hour or 12 hours in cdf format. HTTP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, VPN, and P2P traffic are color coded.

The configuration file "bandwidthd.conf" is described in it's own manual page.


/usr/sbin/bandwidthd			- daemon binary.
/etc/init.d/bandwidthd			- startscript.
/etc/bandwidthd/bandwidthd.conf	- configuration file.
/var/run/			- main process id file.
/var/lib/bandwidthd/			- log directory.
/var/lib/bandwidtd/htdocs/		- html and graphs output directory.



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This manual page was written by Andreas Henriksson <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

5 Jul 2004