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Seeme to having momentary slowdowns on internet traffic and need to figure out if this is due to ...
17th March 2008, 04:38 PM #1
Quick 'n' Dirty Bandwidth Monitor
Seeme to having momentary slowdowns on internet traffic and need to figure out if this is due to internal applications using heavy bandwidth.
I need something that con monitor internet traffic at the perimiter, incoming and outgoing and be able to plot over the course of 7 days.
I know about cacti and will be installing this over the easter I just need somthing that I can get in quick
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17th March 2008, 04:40 PM #2
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I have just the thing... let me find it.
Originally Posted by ICTNUT
Just installed it at home. Was originally a monitor for people with limited download allowance. But does a good job, as it plots over days, weeks, or months.
17th March 2008, 05:04 PM #3
Do you have a router at the perimeter that supports SNMP?
If so, have a look at the free version of PRTG. Will monitor two nodes and give you shiny graphs.
Attached is a quick screenie from the copy I have running on my machine here.
Thanks to OutToLunch from:
17th March 2008, 05:08 PM #4
What sort of box is your firewall? Linux? Windows? Hardware?
On linux you can use 'IPTraf' to see whats going on.
On Windows there's plenty of freeware but my vote goes for Analog's Netstat live.
If you have some sort of hardware device it's vendor specific, but hopefully there's some sort of web/command line interface that will tell you.
Failing that, it's back to cacti....
17th March 2008, 05:09 PM #5
Thanks, that looks like it could be useful for our school too.
17th March 2008, 05:12 PM #6
17th March 2008, 05:55 PM #7
@Geoff, it a hardware applicance (sonicwall pro3060 w/enhamnced OS) but I have not had much time to play with it so I am not sure if the full reporting is setup yet.
I think PRTG should solve the problem in the immeadiate but yes I agree cacti is the way forward. You know what it;s like with all the best will inthe world it's just finding time to get them installed and configured.
17th March 2008, 10:19 PM #8
I drive to work in a Delorean. Time isn't the problem it used to be.
You know what it;s like with all the best will inthe world it's just finding time to get them installed and configured.
18th March 2008, 09:25 AM #9
know any resellers I could do with one !!! ;-)
18th March 2008, 10:26 AM #10
Owners club is the best place to look.
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