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Network Traffic Monitoring

Discussion in 'Networking' started by drv84, Mar 9, 2005.

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  1. drv84

    drv84 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a client with a small workgroup network. There are 6 workstations all running Windows 98 SE, and they are using a PC running Windows XP as a file server.

    They have a problem with a certain piece of software sticking at random intervals, it will stop responding for a certain amount of time, sometimes a few seconds and other times 10 minutes and then it will suddenly free up and start working again, there is no pattern to it and I cant find any way of replicating the problem. As far as I can tell its down to network bandwidth being eaten up by something on the network but would like to run some software to prove this correct, and obviously determain which machine is using all the bandwidth.

    I would like to put some software on there network to monitor the amount of traffic being produced across the network by each workstation, and was wondering if anybody had any recomendations?

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. DN_Techie

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    What kind of software is this?
    Is it server based and accessed by the clients?
    standalone installed only on the client PC's?
    Does it utlize network resources when it is run?

    But to answer your question, you can try ethereal (ethereal.com) a very good tool.
     
  3. drv84

    drv84 Thread Starter

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    It is a DOS based software called EGO, it's used in the motor trade in workshops for job sheets, invoicing etc etc..

    The data is all stored on the server and EGO access' it through mapped drives, but each workstation has got the software loaded locally.

    I will download ethereal and see if I have any success with that.

    Thanks for your help,

    Dan
     
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