traffic analysis tools

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Sat Oct 21 14:21:03 UTC 2006

Hey people,

I'd like something to look at traffic use through my gateway, so I know how
much of my upload bandwidth and download bandwidth is in use at any time.
Ideally it'll tell me from where, so I can look at internal abusers, or get an
idea of where hits are coming from.

Off the top of my head, I can think of two tools.

1. ntop - great web interface, but I've found it unstable
2. iptraf - good curses interface, but I'm looking for trend monitoring
3. mrtg - as I'm running snmp, so I could just monitor it from a desktop
running mrtg...

Any other suggestions?

Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It
takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
direction." --Albert Einstein
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