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Network traffic/bandwidth monitor that tracks GLOBAL network traffic

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tzar, Jan 5, 2005.

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  1. tzar

    tzar Thread Starter

    Mar 11, 2004
    Is there a good network traffic/broadband monitor that actually keeps track of ALL (really ALL) traffic in a network?
    I have used quite a few (eg, Ethereal, ntop, network probe) but all of them kinda keep track of only traffic that is coming in and out of the PC they are run from.

    I need one that really tracks every single transaction that goes on in the network, including PCs talking to PCs, PCs talking to servers, servers talking to PCs, PCs talking to printers, etc.

    Would help a great deal if they are FREE too!

    Anyone know of any good ones?
  2. indyuk


    Dec 29, 2004
  3. 10forcash


    Aug 7, 2003
    It will only work on the port it is connected to if you are using a switch, you either need all PC's to be connected to a hub or use a switch that can forward all traffic to a monitoring port (such as a HP 2524)
    Ethereal works fine with that type of switch...
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