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cipher7836 12-04-2008 10:31 AM

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.

baig 12-04-2008 10:38 AM

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


salasi 12-04-2008 03:50 PM

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.

chipotphe 12-04-2008 04:21 PM

Can webmin help you ?

farslayer 12-04-2008 04:56 PM


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

You could also look at mrtg or rrdtool

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