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  • Network monitoring software

    Hello.

    I am looking for a tool (preferably free) that can sniff out the LAN show me information about network utilization. Basically I want to know who is consuming the most bandwidth, both internally and externally.

    All the tools that I can find show too much useless (to me) information that clouds the ability to actually SEE anything.

    In my mind - i will have a pie chart of all IP addresses with % of usage (per measurement period).

    Another nice feature would be the ability to see packets in and out of a specific IP (this - i already have, but again - it's one feature out of thousands so it's very hard to understand...)

    and finally - the ability to export to CVS/XML. (but this is not a must.)


    So... anything out there that will suit my needs?
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    Re: Network monitoring software

    Try NetMon 3.0 from Microsoft (go to download.microsoft.com to search for it) or Wireshark from http://www.wireshark.org/

    Both have extensive monitoring and analysis capabilities.


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      Re: Network monitoring software

      Try Nagios:
      http://www.nagios.org/

      it's used quite often.
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