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Re: Need to record bandwidth used by branch office VPN tunnels
From: Forthofer Russ <Russ.Forthofer () franciscanalliance org>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:12:17 +0000

You might consider using MRTG to capture and graphically represent utilization. http://mrtg.org

From: wireshark-users-bounces () wireshark org [mailto:wireshark-users-bounces () wireshark org] On Behalf Of Gary Drost
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2013 12:19 PM
To: Community support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] Need to record bandwidth used by branch office VPN tunnels
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Giles

The firewall devices that are providing the VPN tunnels may have an option to record statistics data over a longer 
period of time.  I know that I can see the bandwidth being used over the a shorter timeframe now.

I will look into that option and see what I can find.

Thanks,

Gary

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] Need to record bandwidth used by branch
office VPN tunnels
From: Giles Coochey <giles () coochey net<mailto:giles () coochey net>>
Date: Fri, August 09, 2013 2:02 am
To: wireshark-users () wireshark org<mailto:wireshark-users () wireshark org>
On 08/08/2013 19:49, Gary Drost wrote:
I have a site with two branch offices.  The branch offices communicate back to the main office through Branch Office 
VPN tunnels over the Internet.

If the office IP structure is:

  Main - 192.168.1.x
  Br1 - 192.168.2.x
  Br2 - 192.168.3.x

Can I use Wireshark at the main site to record the traffic coming to the main site from the remote sites over those VPN 
tunnels in order to determine the current bandwidth used by that traffic?

Can I do it without having to capture all the traffic (i.e. can I report on the bandwidth the traffic is using without 
having to capture that traffic)?

I would expect that I will need to capture stats for about a week and don't want to have to save GB worth of wireshark 
data, unless I have to, in order to accomplish this.

Thanks,

Gary


Gary,

Wireshark isn't the best tool for this kind of thing. See if your routers support Netflow - there are both commercial 
and open source products that can interpret Netflow records and provide you with good accounting of your traffic usage.

If you need help with this then contact me off list for a quote to get this set up using open source tools, or you 
could try rolling your own.


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Regards,



Giles Coochey, CCNP, CCNA, CCNAS

NetSecSpec Ltd

+44 (0) 8444 780677

+44 (0) 7983 877438

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