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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by kris1351, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. kris1351

    kris1351 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to get mail figured into your bandwidth counts? We have some users that really send and receive a lot of mail that isn't spam, but it counts against our bandwidth limits.

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    POP mail traffic is already included in account bandwidth calculations.

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    I don't believe so because the traffic I am reporting for the server is a lot less than what my data center shows. Also, there are a couple of users that are being pounded by spam because they are on every known freaking spam list in the world and their bandwidth doesn't reflect it.

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    I vote it is included because I have mail only domains and the only bandwidth they have is mail traffic. Have you looked at /bandwidth?
     
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    POP3 traffic are definitely not count in the WHM bandwidth page. I could check this in bandmin and all I got is zero for pop3 (port 110) traffic for the entire month, that is definitely unrealistic.

    I have submitted a trouble ticket for this but havn't heard anything from cPanel yet. Any idea on this would be greatly appreicated. Thanks.
     
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    A quote from "WHM":

    HTTP/POP3/FTP Outgoing Bandwidth Usage for [Dec 2003]
     
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    I can read the title too, but do some close analysis on the number and you will be suprised.
     
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    Pop cannot be included, because I have a user that shows bandwidth at 0, even though I know they are receiving e-mail.
     
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    Casey, can you do a check with your bandmin page.

    http://www.domain.com/bandwidth and see whether it record any POP (Port 110) traffic. Thanks.

    My bandmin page doesn't record the POP traffic (both in and out).
     
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    How can I tell whether it's recording traffic on a specific port? All I see is incoming and outgoing traffic, and the traffic on all domains is combined...
     
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    Yes, Bandmin give the traffic for IP only but you can click on the IP and then click on a specific day and see whether it is recording any traffic through that port. Please give that a try. Thanks.
     
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    POP may be included, but what about mail sent from CGI or PHP scripts?
     
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    I can confirm this. Only TCP traffic and sometimes UDP traffic is recorded.

    Remember though, Bandmin will show different results than WHM, but WHM does include POP3 traffice -- whereas Bandmin will not. Just helps to make it all more confusing. ;)
     
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    Website Rob,

    so you are sure that your cPanel box is probably recording POP traffic into the total bandwidth consumption for individual domains hosted?
     
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    I never knew you could do that. The answer is yes and no. It records traffic sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I have more than 80 customers on this box, so for there to ever be no pop traffic is impossible.

    Well, when it says POP3 traffic, does that mean messages that have come into the server or only messages that have been downloaded? If it's messages coming into the server then I know for a fact that it does not, because I have an account using 0 bandwidth that has most definitely received e-mail.
     
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    The popular configuration is:

    pop3 for email download from server to user's mail client, such as outlook.

    smtp for send email. Double check your exim log and you will see most incoming external email are received via smtp or rsmtp.

    With no accounting for POP and SMTP traffic, this would be use as an abuse by user. Damn.

    Anybody has a working cPanel system which account for POP traffic. If you would you please post your bandmin script here. Many thanks.
     
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