jeff on 29 Nov 2008 17:54:10 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Network Monitoring System Recommendations

Casey Bralla wrote:
> I need to install some network monitoring software.   I don't need anything 
> too sophisticated; just monitoring of publicly available data such a 
> presence/absence of key services such as ssh, ping return, IMAP, Web server, 
> etc.

I've been all over this, trying out everything I could get my hands on.
 The biggest help has been that a few of them come as virtual
appliances.  Check out and look at their selection of appliances.

I have had a ton of success with freeware called The Dude.  It's
primarily Win but they claim it runs on linux (haven't tried but it
probably will).

This program is heads above many commercial packages costing $$$.  It
will discover, map, graph, snmp, ping, alert, and make pancakes.  I have
it watching my network for up/down status and it calls me when
something's down.

MRTG is great for producing graphs of results (snmp helpful).  There's
another one by the same author (PRTG?) that does a bit more.

Good luck and let us know what works and doesn't.

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