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Old 01-30-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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what is a good network monitoring package for linux


Today at work we set up a linux box to do monitoring of network traffic. currently we are running blackbox with just ethereal running as a packet traffic anylizer. Eventually I would like to have this box do more safisticated monitoring like Servers Alive which is currently running on a console box of ours. Any suggestions of programs to look for would be great.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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Nagios, OpenNMS, and Snort should give you a good start.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 10:05 PM   #3
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ettercap
 
Old 01-31-2004, 04:03 AM   #4
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cool thanks alot. Monday I will be sure to try these.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 01:34 PM   #5
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heh, ettercap is downright scary. i used that once in school monitoring my school network (it works for both wired and wireless lans), and it wasn;t really a good thing to see people's passwords (those who were telnet'ing) flying by.
the most surprised were the IM users, whose conversations would show up as they type - they were impressed, but not amused. lol.

no, i wasnt snooping into anyones' biz.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 02:29 PM   #6
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i use IPTraf on my server. it works well enough for me but it may not be as advanced as you want.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 05:18 PM   #7
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ethercap

your right ethercap is downright scary i just installed it on my home machine and was very impressed. But I need some sort of graphical interface for easy glancing. I wonder if anyone has written a Gui front end for it.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 05:28 PM   #8
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Ethereal is probably the easiest for watching packets and for network service monitoring you can't beat nagios.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 09:03 AM   #9
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Re: ethercap

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your right ethercap is downright scary
One word of caution before employing any sniffing/snooping tools in a workplace: Save yourself some possible headaches, and make sure that you have an appropriate security policy and usage guidelines in place before you start using them.
 
  


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