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    Hi guys,

    Are there any tools (built in or 3rd party) out there so that I can monitor the internet usage of the sbs 2008 server? The internet usage has been higher then normal lately and I'd like to see what services or applications is utilising the internet excessively.

    Thanks

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    Re: Internet Usage Monitor

    Originally posted by gerdy View Post
    Hi guys,

    Are there any tools (built in or 3rd party) out there so that I can monitor the internet usage of the sbs 2008 server? The internet usage has been higher then normal lately and I'd like to see what services or applications is utilising the internet excessively.

    Thanks

    There are alot out there, what your looking for is called a proxy.

    There are alot of free unix based ones that can be installed on almost any machine.

    Squid is one I would recommend, and there is a windows version, but I cna not really comment on it.
    The unix one is easy to setup, evern for someone with no unix background.

    Wofen
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    • #3
      Re: Internet Usage Monitor

      What is acting as the gateway? You can potentially monitor the usage of a specific IP address depending on the features of your firewall / gateway. Also, is the switch that the SBS machine plugged into smart in any way? Can you port mirror? You could mirror the traffic that is going over that physical port and pump it into wireshark or snort or something else.
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      • #4
        Re: Internet Usage Monitor

        If you have the resources you could re-introduce ISA server (you remember the one that used to be part of SBS 2003 Premium!), install the Firewall Client on each station and get a report per user of who is doing what.
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        • #5
          Re: Internet Usage Monitor

          what do you have provoding your internet service - ie what sort of router?

          they oftten have some sort of filtering and graphing utilities - just depends on the device.
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