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Looking for a network monitoring tool

Posted on 2006-07-07
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Hi

I've just shared an iburst internet connection with the rest of my housemates using the windows internet connection sharing. I'd like to measure how much bandwidth each user is consuming, so that we can split the bill accordingly. I can't use the logging software on the router itself because i'm not making use of the internet port on the router. Can I measure http, https, ftp etc traffic being sent and receive via the internet connection, against the client ip addresses that requested them?

There are a ton of free tools on the internet, but can't seem to find one! hehehe
Anyone know any good, free tools?

Thanks!
Karl
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The freeware version of PRTG is what I use on my network to troubleshoot and track conversations on my WAN:

http://www.paessler.com/prtg/download

You point it to the SNMP domain on your switch and go!
You can also do traffic scanning and analysis
Best of all, It's FREE

Hope this helps
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hi karl ,the best software in my opinion is commtraffic but it's not free
check this out
http://www.tamos.com/products/commtraffic/

hope that help
M.Ayad
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Commtraffic is definitely the most user friendly... even though it is not free
Haven't had the patience to figure out the rest... but thanks
My golden rule: if you can't use it, it doesn't work
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