Monitor Traffic Linux ssh

Posted on 2007-10-21
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I'm a nooby when it comes to shell / ssh  linux   and i have a linux server at a data center thousands of miles away.

Wanted to know if there is some sorta tool or script that can monitor what files  are being downloaded  and who is the referral  .    Basically trying to monitor traffic  have no idea how.  

thanks alot ><
Question by:jags2ooo

    Expert Comment

    Ethereal is a good packet sniffer, but ssh would make it difficult since it is encrypted.

    Author Comment

    I can view this VIA SSH ?             there is no GUI         only able to connect to box via ftp / ssh
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    Expert Comment

    what are you trying to monitor, network traffic or web traffic?

    Author Comment

    web, what files are being downloaded  and Referrals ,  all the files are in one directory

    Author Comment

    Its basically like a media server , there is no pages just .zip .rar etc files  and jpgs
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    Accepted Solution

    IP traf is a tool that lets you monitor trafic if works nice but more a realtime tool.  you can use webalizer or awstats to monitor access referals to a sites and so so much more about what was downloaded and if you use any htaccess security it can tell you who and how many times.  Very good tools.  




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