Is there a way to run a report on smoothwall to show our bandwidth usage. When i say bandwidth, i don't mean how much is downloaded from a domain, i mean how much of our pipe we are using, at say, 5 min internals over a given period. That way i can show the SLT that we are maxing out on our 30mb connection.
It would also be nice to show which IPs were consuming the most of this 30mb connection and what URLs were been accessed.
Also @ Smoothwall (if anyone is listening), the Realtime Traffic Graphs page needs to be improved. The Combined Inface Statistics is a waste of time, it would be nice to see the IPs requesting the most bandwidth when an individual interface is selected.
Also, having the compute NetBIOS name would be useful too rather or as well as the IP address - even better would be the username too.
I'm happy to be contacted about this if you need further clarification
This is a big gripe our networking team has as well, and something they see as a major issue - if they want to know where in a particular office a massive amount of network traffic is coming from, I can't tell them!
Paul Whelan commented
Just logged a call with Smoothwall support on exactly this issue, without (unfortunately) having seen this suggestion....
As the Smoothwall is the last device before the Internet Connection, it's the best device to get accurate ISP bandwidth stats from.
But it would also be more useful if those stats were in "telecomms" values, not "storage" values, and to a decent level of granularity - e.g. 5s (or even 1s!) sampling displayed in bps/Mbps/Gbps - rather than the "GBytes per 10minutes" of the current Smoothwall report, which doesn't show/highlight peaks (i.e. is far too "averaged")....
Tim Hobson commented
If we have multiple external line, having multiple graphs on one page would be great so we can compare the different lines.
you could run iftop in the CLI and use -i flags to specify the interface. you can combine the ip adres with the user information from the user activity page. It is posible but a more rich realtime traffic page would be nice indeed.