IP accounting software fetches IP accounting data from your Cisco Network Devices like routers and switches. Using this software network administrator can see the number of bytes and packets switched through the Cisco IOS software on a source and destination IP address basis. To maintain accurate accounting totals, the software maintains two accounting databases: an active and a checkpointed database.
In addition to IP-Accounting Table fetching, IPAccounting also facilitates Network Administrator watch status of interfaces belongs to a Switch/Router.
IPAccounting utility is based on SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) accepted across industry for management of computer networks. It supports SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c.
Application of IPAccounting
IPAccounting can be a use for different applications.
1. Fetching IP-Accounting table data from Cisco Switch/Router.
2. Monitoring interface status (up/down) .