[clug] IPTables question

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Sat May 12 13:03:40 GMT 2007

Michael Cohen wrote:
> Hi list,
>   I am trying to add logging to my iptables firewall. I can use the LOG action
>   when placed in front of any rule which will log a message whenever a packet
>   (or established session) matches that rule in that chain. However I want to
>   be able to tell the length of connections and the amount of traffic exchanged
>   per connection as per netflow for example.
>   Is it even possible to do with iptables or do I have to resort to some other
>   tool? Which tool is preferable in that case?
> Thanks,
>   Michael

Have a look at "argus" (apt-get install argus-client argus-server).

We use it here at DCS, ANU.


Bob Edwards.

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