[SATLUG] Re: Linux OS as basis for Network Management
brad at shub-internet.org
Sun Jun 8 15:45:30 CDT 2008
On 6/8/08, K. Reginald Buckner wrote:
> SNMP Traps, server monitoring, application monitoring, router, switch and
> leased circuits observation on live network map is some of the features I
> was wondering about.
Nagios and other open-source/freely available network monitoring
tools are able to do all of these things, at least to the level
you've described them. Both active and passive checks (ping, telnet,
finger, most any TCP or UDP-based protocol, etc...), SNMP polling and
But that's just the 50,000 foot view. If there are more specific
features you're looking for, those may or may not be available.
Check the talks and papers given at LISA conferences, to see how
companies like AOL, Akamai, etc... use tools like this. Try Googling
"network monitoring site:usenix.org" and look at the articles that
are turned up.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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