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    Network monitering for a small Lan

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    by pete_may ·

    I work as IT support for a small Lan, roughly 50 users spread on three floors. The network is NT 4.0 with a Linux print server and two Macs for the marketing department. I’m looking for an inexpensive toll or set of tools to moniter network traffic, identify any bottlnecks, warn me of any computers or printers going offline and scan for any users installing software and opened ports. There must be some simple software out there desighned for the small network as all the one’s I’ve seen have been too expensive.
    any suggestions
    Peter

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    • #3777954

      Network monitering for a small Lan

      by calves ·

      In reply to Network monitering for a small Lan

      I don’t know what you consider inexpensive, but here is a link you wnat to check it out:
      http://www.net3group.com/
      They’re among the best in the business

      Good Luck!

    • #3777945

      Network monitering for a small Lan

      by avachon ·

      In reply to Network monitering for a small Lan

      Hi, look at http://www.ipswitch.com
      Look at what’s up 2.6 (there is also a more robust “gold” version). You’ll find a listing of what the products will do and you can download a trial version so you can try before you commit. Hope this helps.

    • #3777936

      Network monitering for a small Lan

      by vadim.tatarnitsev@unileve ·

      In reply to Network monitering for a small Lan

      To monitor network traffic you can use NetworkMonitor from Windows NT server or better util is NetworkMonitor from Microsoft SMS. Or you can use sniffer by Network Assotiation. To identify some bottlnecks with you Windows NT you can use Perfomance monitor. To find bottleneck in Linux use command like “top”, am I right? If you have SNMP enabled devices (computer with SNMP agent and printer) you can recieve warn of any computers or printers going offline and many other information but you mast buy expensive SNMP manager like Optivity. To scan you software use Microsoft SMS. I think you can not find one package, it will a set of different one. And I hope you dont need use it every time because it will decrease common performance.

    • #3779132

      Network monitering for a small Lan

      by aaron v ·

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      Since you already have Linux experience, I would recommend MRTG
      http://ee-staff.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/mrtg.html

      It is a free application that will do what you have asked, and a great deal more from what I have seen.

    • #3779128

      Network monitering for a small Lan

      by nrodriguez ·

      In reply to Network monitering for a small Lan

      Use Net X-RAy!!! This is really cool!
      specifically: Sniffer Pro LAN or WAN

      I don’t know what you think is expensive but this will let you try it out and see what’s up.

      http://www.axial.co.uk

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