Monitor network peers activity

Posted on 2005-02-26
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
Hey all,

I have a network setup, similar to this:

   Machine 1  ----->  Hub  ----->  Machine 2
                               ----->  Machine 3

Now, I'm on one of the machines (let's say, for example, Machine 3) - and I want to monitor the network and internet activity of Machine 2. Is there any software that allows me to do so?

Machine 1 is the ICS host - so, Machine 2 and myself (Machine 3) connect to the internet via Machine 1.

>> IM
Question by:InteractiveMind
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

Joel_Sisko earned 2000 total points
ID: 13411840
If you are using a hub verses a switch its pretty simple to what you want:

Install a network monitoring tool such as:


This you install on your machine, since everyone connects to a hub, all the packets can be seen onthe network.

LVL 12

Expert Comment

ID: 13411849
Now once you install the software you can set up filters to filter out Machine 1 and Machine 3 activity, this way you see only Machine 2.

Ethereal is free and Colasoft is affordable but a littel easier to use.

LVL 25

Author Comment

ID: 13412056
Thanks Joel ;-)

Featured Post

Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Make the most of your online learning experience.
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Suggested Courses

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question