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By nevernessit ·
Hello all, and thanks for your help in advance. I am a college student who is part of a team that is designing a network for a church in our area. Tonight we are going out for a site visit to install some network monitoring utilites to get a baseline of their network usage over a two week period. We want the visit to take no more than half an hour.
What I am after is a simple to use and install network monitoring program that can be used to log activity over the two week period on Linux (version unknown). What can we use that is simple to setup and install? Thanks

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by nevernessit In reply to Network Monitoring Tools

More points perhaps! :)

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by CG IT In reply to Network Monitoring Tools

try the trial version of solarwinds 2002 engineers edition. packed with a ton of utilities including network monitoring, network discovery, performance monitoring,ping and diagnostics, ip address management, MIB management and Cisco tools.
http://www.solarwinds.net

note: they also have a freebie tftp server and a bandwidth performance tool Orion Network Performance Monitor.

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The visit has been postponed until Monday so if anyone else has any small, simple network monitoring tools for LINUX that would be great. The Solaris one looks good, but from what I couls see was for Windows machines. Thanks anyway.

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by mikex In reply to Network Monitoring Tools

Package: tcpdump (3.8.3-3)
A powerful tool for network monitoring and data acquisition

This program allows you to dump the traffic on a network. tcpdump is able to examine IPv4, ICMPv4, IPv6, ICMPv6, UDP, TCP, SNMP, AFS BGP, RIP, PIM, DVMRP, IGMP, SMB, OSPF, NFS and many other packet types.

It can be used to print out the headers of packets on a network interface, filter packets that match a certain expression. You can use this tool to track down network problems, to detect "ping attacks" or to monitor network activities.

Further information is available at <URL: http://www.tcpdump.org/>

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by Bratt In reply to Network Monitoring Tools

Try this tool. Here is the info on it:
The name is "Network Protocol Packet Analyzer 4.0"
This is the link where it can be downloaded from, make sure you take out any spaces from the link.
http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2085-10192145.html

Software Publisher's Description
Packet Analyzer is an advanced packet analysis and sniffer tool with powerful protocol decode capabilities. It captures all traffic transport over both Ethernet and WLAN, and decodes all major and frequently used protocols with powerful filters. All information is displayed in simple English with easy to use interface for anyone to master the tool with minutes of self-training.

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