Network Traffic Monitoring, Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop

Asked by Tirrex_Falcon

I wish to monitor the traffic from our network to the outside world so that I can determine why our T1 seems like a 56k. I have tried to install Bandwidthd on my Ubuntu 8.10 system but I can seem to launch the app, it doesn't show up in the menu's or any where that I can see to run it. I know it's installed but that is about all I know. Any thoughts or perhaps other programs to try that would yeild a similar set of network metrics?

Thanks

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Tom (tom6) said :
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i setup conky to give some pretty time graphs on my desktop for this sort of thing

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Tom (tom6) said :
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Also in a terminal i typed in

sudo mii-tool

to see what flow rate i should be getting. I'm the only one on my network that's actually getting the full 1Gb but only for file-sharing and even then the drives of the server are too slow. Still, i'm the fastest on my home network and also the only one using linux :)

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Tirrex_Falcon (matthew-tidd) said :
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@Tom

Would Conky show me everything on the LAN if I plugged it into the last switch that heads to the router? or is it more of a client level tool instead of an entire network tool?

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Tom (tom6) said :
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It's more of a client level tool and all gui

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Tirrex_Falcon (matthew-tidd) said :
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nutz

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nhasian (nhasian) said :
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Hello Tirrex_Falcon,

does your switch have the feature called Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) or Remote SPAN (RSPAN). it may also be called port mirroring? you would need to have one of those in order to be able to analyze the traffic on the switch.

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Tom (tom6) said :
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If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online after work/school gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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Tirrex_Falcon (matthew-tidd) said :
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Thanks