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accounting




DESCRIPTION

       accounting is a simple  program  to  calculate  statistics
       about  your  internet  connections  that  are  started and
       stopped by either ifup and ifdown  or  by  a  frontend  to
       smpppd like cinternet , qinternet or kinternet.


OPTIONS

       These  options  are  recognized  by accounting.  If a long
       option shows an argument as mandatory, then it  is  manda­
       tory for the equivalent short option also.

       -l, --last=NUM
              Only consider the last NUM connections.

       -a, --after=DATE
              Only  consider connections started after DATE. DATE
              is a date with optional time in  ISO  8601  format,
              e.g. `2002-12-24 20:15:00'.

              Note  that a date without time is treated as if the
              time is 00:00:00. Hence connections started on  the
              specified date are consider.

       -b, --before=DATE
              Only consider connections started before DATE.

       --this-year
              Only consider connections started this year.

       --last-year
              Only consider connections started last year.

       --this-month
              Only consider connections started this month.

       --last-month
              Only consider connections started last month.

       --today
              Only consider connections started today.

       --yesterday
              Only consider connections started yesterday.

       -c, --connections
              Only  list the connections but do not show provider
              statistics.

       -p, --providers
              Do not list the connections only show the  provider
              statistics.
              Known column names are provider, number,  duration,
              rx,   tx,   rxtx,  aveduration,  averx,  avetx  and
              averxtx.

       --local
              Display all dates in  local  time.  Also  interpret
              dates  on  the  command line in local time. This is
              the default.

       --utc  Display all dates in UTC. Also interpret  dates  on
              the command line in UTC.

       --script[=STYLE]
              Format  output  for  script. Known styles are c and
              sh.

       -f, --file=NAME
              Use a different file with accounting information.

       --report-errors
              Report erros in the accounting file.

       --version
              Show program version and exit.

       --help Show help information and exit.


NOTES

       All informations are only obtained through the  accounting
       log. Hence the informations, esp. the data volume, of cur­
       rently active connections is not accurate. If you want the
       know the status of a connection use ifstatus or a frontend
       to smpppd like cinternet , qinternet or kinternet instead.


BUGS

       Not yet implemented for ISDN.


FILES

       /var/log/smpppd/accounting.log
              File containing accounting information.


SEE ALSO

       kinternet, qinternet, cinternet(1), smpppd(8).


AUTHOR

       Arvin Schnell <arvin@suse.de>

SuSE                      December 2002             ACCOUNTING(1)
  
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