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    200% Ghost-traffic

    We're having a big problem with the company where we host our (plesk7)-server.

    Our traffic last month:
    According to Plesk: 28gb
    According to our host: 60gb!

    At May 5th:
    According to Plesk: 7gb
    According to our host: 15gb!

    That's right, our host thinks we use double the amount of traffic that Plesk accounts for..

    What would be a acceptable difference between webalizer/plesk and MRTG? +10%? Please post your figures!

    Any ideas as what could cause this weirdness..?

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    whos the host? cause thats really wierd
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    Is plesk also counting pop and ftp traffic?

    Not sure, but you can also install something like MTRG..

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    Depends on your server...

    A friend of mine uses about 3gb in CPanel/Plesk accountable bandwidth and about 60gb in non-accountable bandwidth (Bittorrent/IRC uploads)
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    As far as I know.. Plesk does count email/ftp traffic.

    We host a big Ubb.threads forum, nothing special. I can't think of any type of traffic on our server besides normal http/email/ftp stuff..

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    You can install vnstat for example.

    http://humdi.net/vnstat/

    Then you can get eth traffic statistic. It's very easy to install.

    Btw, if you put a server in a very crowded network segment, most likely your server will "hear" unnecessary broadcast (arp for example). This will be recorded as INCOMING traffic.
    Then, you should ask to move your server to a specific vlan.
    It's happen on one of my server. After I moved to a vlan (so its like its own net segment), incoming traffic was normal.

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    Does plesk count incoming traffic at any level?

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    I think that is the flaw of Plesk, most control panel does not monitor bandwidth for FTP upload/Download of Name Based Sites as well as of Email. Did you try to contact Plesk support for the same??

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    is it mainly incoming or outgoing
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    Originally posted by kapot
    You can install vnstat for example.

    http://humdi.net/vnstat/

    Then you can get eth traffic statistic. It's very easy to install.

    Btw, if you put a server in a very crowded network segment, most likely your server will "hear" unnecessary broadcast (arp for example). This will be recorded as INCOMING traffic.
    Then, you should ask to move your server to a specific vlan.
    It's happen on one of my server. After I moved to a vlan (so its like its own net segment), incoming traffic was normal.
    thanks for the script works great

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    Re: 200% Ghost-traffic

    Originally posted by idServe


    That's right, our host thinks we use double the amount of traffic that Plesk accounts for..
    OMG.. After investigating a little further.. it now seems our host plugged our server into a different switch port during maintenance.

    Since then, we were charged the traffic generated by a game server

    Tthanks for all the help guys!

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