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Hi everyone,

I have average knowledge of networking theory but I am very new to network programming. I thought that the best way to start learning about network programming was to try a challenging project. Therefore, I would like to build my own Network monitoring tool that I can use to measure network performance metrics like: throughput, latency etc. I was wandering if someone could advise me where to start, how to get data about these metrics from a simple peer-peer network and what is the most suitable programming language for network programming (java, .net etc).

Any help would be greatly appreciated (sorry about my bad English)

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Commented:
If you're using Windoze, then use C/C++.
The SNMP APIs and PerfMon APIs are designed for C
structures/calls.
(big hint above)
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G'day, net_new
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