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Hi there,

I have a FileZilla server. I configured the server with its defaults and set the user and credential...

I want to trace the traffic on that IP live...Which tool do you recommend me? (pref. free)

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http://www.wireshark.org/

There is no better imho.
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ok...i installed wireshark...But how am i going to set the remote servers IP? I want to see the traffic in my local machine...So, what am i going to do? How can i set the remote machine's IP in the tool?

Best regards...
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You'll be able to monitor any traffic between your own pc and the remote machine. To analyse network traffic on the server, you'll need to install wireshark on the server.

A filter to view all traffic destined for a particular host, type:

ip_dst_host == "x.x.x.x" where x.x.x.x is the destination ip address.

you can string filters together using "and", for example:

ip_src_host == "x.x.x.x" and ip_dst_host == "x.x.x.x".

Thus endeth this brief tutorial. For more help and information, including manuals and documentation on how to use wireshark, check out:

http://wiki.wireshark.org/
http://www.wireshark.org/docs/
http://www.wireshark.org/lists/

Good paper on it here: http://www.willhackforsushi.com/books/377_eth_2e_06.pdf

Happy reading!
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is it possible to monitor the server by installing a software to my home PC?

I have the IP and credentials of remote server...So isn't that possible to monitor with my localhost?
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Yes, it may be possible.
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cool, how...any example?

I raised the point to 500 for this, because it gets complicated...
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...well...what is it exactly you want to monitor?
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<<...well...what is it exactly you want to monitor?
Just who downloads what...Any attacks on the machine...There is no SSH server and the connections are insecure so i just want to track it from my home...
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Well...access information is in the access logs. Use a web log analysis tool such as Analog, webalizer, awstats or anything else you might come across.

There are also many free services out there that will monitor http access given a url. One i've used is http://www.siteuptime.com/ . The costs are fairly cheap if you want to subscribe for regular polling.

To provide you with some basic form of protection against attack, use http://www.modsecurity.org module for apache.

Can't really help you any more...stuff like this is well beyond the scope of a forum thread imho.
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thanks but i don't need http access...I need ftp access...Any links regarding this?
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ok.ok i see the ftp under http://www.siteuptime.com/ .
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