[Techtalk] Re: Network Uptime Performance

Kath kath at kathweb.net
Mon Oct 8 18:06:19 EST 2001

Now with MRTG, would I have to setup a Linux router or could it just listen
on the network and count the packets on one interface?

I'm just really looking to deploy a few dinky 486/low pentiums at various
sites and have them send information to a main page to tell me how the
network is doing.

I guess if MRTG could do that and maybe a Whats Up? Gold (or a open source
equivalent) to check to see how many nodes are the network and such would do
what I would like.

- k

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raven, corporate courtesan" <raven at oneeyedcrow.net>
To: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 5:31 PM
Subject: [Techtalk] Re: Network Uptime Performance

> 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
> > in certain spots (upgrade hardware/cabling etc) depending on usage (So
> > if building 342 is only using 256 Kbps of traffic at most a day, why
> > 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
> http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/
> There are several more commercial alternatives.  (HP OpenView is
> probably the most popular.)  I've had good luck with MRTG in the past,
> though.
> Also of help to you may be
> http://www.grzyby.pl/monitor/index.htm
> for network monitoring ideas in general.
> Cheers,
> Raven
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