LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
cipher7836
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
Network Monitoring on Linux


Is there a program on Linux that allows network monitoring? We have a client that transfer large files within the LAN, and I wanted something that would monitor traffic so I can see if bandwidth is low.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:38 AM   #2
baig
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: وادی ھنزہ
Distribution: Solaris 5.10, Debian Server 5.2, CentOS 5.6
Posts: 226
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 38
If you have GUI use System Moniter---->Resource. This may help.. But I think you have a server, you may not have installed GUI.

Cheers!!
 
Old 12-04-2008, 02:50 PM   #3
salasi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Directly above centre of the earth, UK
Distribution: SuSE, plus some hopping
Posts: 3,910

Rep: Reputation: 776Reputation: 776Reputation: 776Reputation: 776Reputation: 776Reputation: 776Reputation: 776
Well, you could try wireshark (aka ethereal) but its probably not the best tool for the job, without a bit of work (I just don't know a better one...).

It will capture every packet on an interface and you'll have to do something to be able to see the wood for the trees (ie, get over information overload). I think what you want would be do-able, but I'm doubtful that it is the most convenient way...but I'd still try it, given I'm a man with a hammer and its the one tool that I know. YMMV.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
chipotphe
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 15
Can webmin help you ?
 
Old 12-04-2008, 03:56 PM   #5
farslayer
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Willoughby, Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,228
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 189Reputation: 189
ntop

or anything that can gather netflow data from your switches and routers


You could also look at mrtg or rrdtool

Last edited by farslayer; 12-04-2008 at 03:57 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Network Monitoring saavik Linux - Networking 4 02-28-2008 04:37 AM
Network monitoring DaveQB Linux - Networking 1 11-28-2006 07:19 PM
want free network monitoring software to install on linux man_msc Linux - Networking 1 08-08-2006 09:16 AM
what is a good network monitoring package for linux supertechmyers Linux - Networking 8 02-03-2004 09:03 AM
Network monitoring utility linux machine Swad Linux - Networking 0 11-24-2003 09:26 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration