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network traffic analising

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mujahid, Jan 29, 2007.

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  1. mujahid

    mujahid Banned Thread Starter

    Jan 27, 2007
    can anybody plz tell what software is realy good to analyse network traffic.

    my requirements are

    I have a big network lots of user a connected but sometimes some of the users chatting, downlading big big files so the network becomes very slow.that i want to inspect the traffic that which user is using the net for that activity etc etc

    plz update me asap
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    Depending on where you put the program, Ethereal analyzes network traffic.

    Also a proxy server should kill most of the problems.
  3. vinsanity


    Jan 20, 2007
    try net shaper or bandwidth shaper... e.g. net limiter
  4. O111111O


    Aug 26, 2005
    Ethereal/Wireshark are overkill if you're just wanting to see bandwidth.

    TrafficShaper or Ntop will give you flow based accounting. If you're simply interested in Internet traffic run a passive tap/SPAN port between the inside interface of your firewall and your LAN.
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