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       bandwidthd.conf - configuration file for bandwidthd


       The file, /etc/bandwidthd/bandwidthd.conf, is read by bandwidthd when started. It contains
       a small set of tunable options for bandwidthd features that can be adjusted.


       subnet <network> <netmask>
              Subnet to log traffic for.

       dev <device>
              Device to listen on.

       skip_intervals <n>
              Number on intervals (2.5 minute) to skip between graphing.  Default 0.

       graph_cutoff <kilobytes-minimum>
              Number of kilobytes required before drawing a graph for a host.  Default 1024.

       promiscuous <bool>
              Put device in promisc ("eavesdropping") mode.  Default true.

       output_cdf <bool>
              Write logfiles for analyzed traffic.  Default false.

       recover_cdf <bool>
              Recover from logfiles after restart.  Default false.
              Warning: This can take very long time if the logfiles are big.
              Enabling this and having bandwidthd start on system start might be a bad idea.   It
              will  delay  your  possibilities  to  log  in  locally  since  it's not done in the

       filter <pcap-filter-rule>
              Pcap filter rule to use. Always include "ip"  to  avoid  weird  problems.   Default

       graph <bool>
              Write graphs and html for analyzed traffic.  Default true.

       meta_refresh <seconds>
              Number of seconds before html-page reloads. 0 to disable.  Default 150.


       /etc/bandwidthd/bandwidthd.conf    - configuration file.
       /etc/init.d/bandwidthd             - startscript.



       Furter information available at the website:


       This  manual  page  was  written  by Andreas Henriksson <>, for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system.

                                            5 Jul 2004                         BANDWIDTHD.CONF(5)