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[altq 998] Re: Easiest ALTQ reporting structure
Brian Palmer wrote:
> I'm running ALTQ with CBQ on OpenBSD 2.9-stable and have been for a while.
> It's been very interesting playing with it to see what effect changing the
> class values has. I've currently got it shaping the traffic on all three of
> my IPFILTER firewall interfaces at home. Internal, external and DMZ (did I
> mention I have far too much time on my hands?). Anyway, I was wondering if
> there's an easy way to get something like a daily or weekly report as to
> what ALTQ has been doing? It'd be interesting to see some numbers to
> compare with my seat of the pants observations. I'd like to see bandwidth
> usage for each class, and what the activity of the various classes has been
> has there been any borrowing, etc... I could probably hack something
> sufficient for my home lab using a chron'ed altqstat piped to a file and
> some scripting. Just wondering if I'd be reinventing the wheel? I've
> browsed the docs and man pages but don't see anything that will do this sort
> of reporting.
I heard from a few people that they hacked altqstat to feed its
output to MRTG or RRDtool. But I'm afraid that they aren't generic
enough to be used by others...
Currently, the ALTQ tools are geared towards research people.
I'm aware of needs of better operational tools (rather than research
tools). I intend to work on it in the near future but my time is
limited. I need suggestions and help in this area.