[Techtalk] Re: Network Uptime Performance

Raven, corporate courtesan raven at oneeyedcrow.net
Mon Oct 8 17:31:34 EST 2001

Heya --

Quoth Kath (Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 05:15:02PM -0400):
> Anyone familiar with a program for monitoring computer network uptimes,
> current ping times and maybe network bandwidth utilization on different
> segments and such?
> Just really looking for checking performance and if changes would be needed
> in certain spots (upgrade hardware/cabling etc) depending on usage (So say
> if building 342 is only using 256 Kbps of traffic at most a day, why bother
> paying for a full T1 to our central HQ for them)?

	Do you want to monitor traffic over your network links, or
uptimes/usage of individual hosts?  If the former, MRTG will do this for
you.  Check out its homepage at


	There are several more commercial alternatives.  (HP OpenView is
probably the most popular.)  I've had good luck with MRTG in the past,

	Also of help to you may be


for network monitoring ideas in general.


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