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Process Bandwidth Monitoring?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by whewt, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. whewt

    whewt Member

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    Well if I check the main server bandwidth monitor, it shows that I am using a vast ammount of bandwidth. When I look in cPanel, it doesn't show that I used that much. I have a client with an unjailed shell running shoutcast, but it only says that account used under a megabyte. Is there anyway I can monitor his bandwidth usage through WHM?
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    The way cPanel/WHM typically monitors bandwidth usage is usually to have an application that processes logs for the software cPanel/WHM integrates with and then combine the totals for each service for the account's overall bandwidth usage.

    Since cPanel/WHM does not natively integrate with Shoutcast (among many other applications that can be run in a normal shell environment), bandwidth usage by these applications will not be included in the calculation for the user's bandwidth usage.

    To count that bandwidth usage towards the cPanel account, you would need an app to process shoutcast logs (or a daemon with bandwidth-monitoring capabilities) and then perhaps splice the results of this in with some other bandwidth log that cPanel/WHM does analyze.

    However, what happens if the user starts setting up additional bandwidth-intensive services on their shell account? Yet another argument in the debate regarding what level of shell access to grant a user.
     
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    norelidd Well-Known Member

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    In something related, why doesn't cpanel include backups in the bandwidth calculation?

    I have daily backups going of all my accounts, but I have no way to see what sort of bandwidth they are using in a month-to-month fashion because WHM only measures the individual accounts.

    Could there be a "misc" section for bandwidth not consumed by a single client. It would include upcp, backup, and other bandwidth incurred by the server not on behalf of any one client.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    I just looked through all our feature requests related to Bandwidth and didn't come across a recommendation similar in nature to what you are recommending. I'd recommend submitting a feature request to http://bugzilla.cpanel.net and posting a direct link to your feature request on this thread. This is in case someone performs a search in the future and finds this thread and they agree it would be a great feature, they can add themselves as CC and vote for the feature.
     
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