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Software that maps out network traffic?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by SagaLore, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. SagaLore

    SagaLore Thread Starter

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    I'm looking for a (inexpensive) product that will monitor the entire network (WAN and LAN) and draw a map with traffic analysis. Would like to generate statistical reports. At a SecurityInfo Expo I saw a product called SilentRunner, but it was too expensive for consideration. I asked for suggestions in another forum, the response was low, all I got was a link to NetSaint. It has some nice features but if I understand the documentation for it, it's not quite what I'm looking for (looks like it monitors services, not traffic).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Rick :confused:
     
  2. Anthony2816

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    Have you tried NeoTrace Pro? Nice program -- you enter the target site's IP number, and it produces a list of every computer between you and them, with ping times and address info. Will even draw the route on a world map for you.

    Unfortunately, NeoTrace has been bought by McAfee, who are renaming it Visual Trace, but it doesn't seem like they're offering it for sale yet. But it seems to still be available here:

    http://www.tucows.com/preview/194046.html
     
  3. SagaLore

    SagaLore Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the link. Not what I need though. That's just a tracert on steroids. :D

    I need to map out realtime traffic for all nodes on the network, and log it into a statistical database. Like if somebody is using iMesh or Kazaa on their machine, I want to see their network traffic jump from 1k per minute to 1m per minute at 11:47am, and what path that traffic increase is taking (i.e. does it going to a file server, a printer, or out to the internet?)
     
  4. Rikku

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    Sounds like you need a box...

    www.packeteer.com has good stuff for this.

    Unfortunately, I don't know of any 'inexpensive' product that is quite as fully feature as you need. I'm actually looking for something like this myself and haven' run across anything phenomenal except the packeteer stuff.

    Other products in this category include:

    http://www.sniff-em.com/index.shtml

    http://www.ethereal.com/ -- free, but I haven't really looked into it at all.

    http://www.tamos.com/products/commview/

    http://www.accunet.com.au/WhatMNDoes.html

    and

    http://www.etherpeek.com -- good stuff here.
     
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