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

Beveridge, Ross ross.w.beveridge at hp.com
Mon Mar 1 05:02:50 GMT 2004

Mrtg will use SNMP to monitor throughput on your router interfaces. 

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-bounces+ross=beveridges.com.au at lists.samba.org
[mailto:linux-bounces+ross=beveridges.com.au at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
Of Daniel Smith
Sent: Monday, 1 March 2004 15:52
To: Brett Worth
Cc: adavid at adavid.com.au; Canberra Linux Club
Subject: Re: [clug] Advice needed: monitoring my ISP's speed

On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 03:39:33PM +1100 or thereabouts, Brett Worth
> 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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