A good leader is always aware of how much his company consumes resources on what and how much money she spends, what are the recurrent costs of the company for electricity, telephone, supplies, etc. Recently decade, was added one more item of expenditure: for Internet traffic. To know how much to pay, you need to know how much a company spends. Therefore, consideration of traffic – one of the most important aspects of the system administrator since it is on his shoulders rests the responsibility of the traffic count, save, make sure that the amount allocated to the organization of daily, monthly, etc. traffic does not exceed its limit. And even if the organization is connected to unlimited package Internet, the importance of continuous account of the traffic is not reduced. For example, can periodically fall speed Internet connection, and the reasons for that may be many: not too honest provider, not too responsible officer, swinging in time movies, the fall of one or more network interfaces, etc. The absence of the Internet today is fraught with deterioration in the quality of communication with customers and partners tomorrow.
Accounting Traffic can be done in several ways. 1. By SNMP-protocol (Simple Network Management Protocol). This method makes it possible not to install any software on remote computers on the network. Traffic accounting program is made only on the administrator's computer to remote computers as it is only necessary to correctly configure the service SNMP, which is usually not too difficult.