• MRTG in Minutes!

    MRTG is one of those tools a Network Engineer has on his/her toolbelt. MRTG allows the graphing of trending network activity for a wide range of devices. It uses SNMP to query a host and poll it’s network information and statistics. It can be used with Routers, Switches, Linux Hosts, etc.

    I’m going to run MRTG against a Linux Router(running IPtables), a HP PowerConnect Switch, a Cisco Router, and an ESXi host. Anyway….Let’s get started.

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  • Network Traffic Monitoring — nTop vs darkstat

    Hey All, so I posted an article on setting up your own Linux based firewall using iptables, and thought it would be nice to be able to monitor the connections coming in and out of each interface on the Linux Firewall. So I installed and played with two passive Network Traffic Monitoring applications; nTop and darkstat.
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