PacketShaper can respond to HTTP queries in order to export historical data. This allows external programs to retrieve data from it relatively easily for reporting, billing, or other applications.
PacketShaper can respond to HTTP queries in order to export historical data. This allows external programs to retrieve data from it relatively easily for reporting, billing, or other applications. For example, sending the following URL request to the PacketShaper will return responses in the format shown. This particular URL returns data on the Average Bandwidth Utilization and the percentage of Early TCP Retransmits that occurred for the class /Inbound/Outside/POP3 over the last hour. Over 20 different historical variables are available for each class and two months of historical data is available.
The easiest way to derive the information for the request URL is to do a query manually by using the "Data" button from the PacketShaper's Web Interface. Once the data is showing on the screen, click on that frame and then select Properties from the File Menu (IE4) or Frame Info from the View Menu (Netscape) to see the URL, which generated it.
Do remember that the PacketShaper uses standard MD5 encryption to protect it's password, so you will need a library which supports MD5 Authentication over HTTP. (Almost all up-to-date libraries and programming languages do since encrypting passwords is a very standard HTTP procedure. IE and Netscape also do this via the "remember my password" checkbox on the login screen.)
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