[clug] Advice needed: monitoring my ISP's speed

Daniel Smith drs at dreamcraft.com.au
Mon Mar 1 04:52:10 GMT 2004

On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 03:39:33PM +1100 or thereabouts, Brett Worth wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004, Simon Cousins wrote:
> There was something out of Perth called etherman and netman which were
> great.  I only ever saw them on Sparc and they were only ever released as
> binaries.  I just googled and see that there's a similar thing called ntop.
> 	http://www.serra.unipi.it/~ntop/ntop.html


ntop is very cool (hi Anthony!) but is targeted at
measuring flow through a point in your network.
That point can of course be an endpoint.

Simon needs to test a network he doesn't own.

Mr David will correct me if I'm wrong, but ntop is like
top for your network. Like NetFlow reporting.

Top doesn't tell you that your memory/cpu/disk is failing.
At this point my analogy breaks. :-)


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