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Posted on 2008-10-17
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I have a network of 18 users , I have a E 1 line dropped which feeds  Internet bandwidth if 512 Dedicated bandwidth. I just terminate my Router to my Switch and rest of all users use internet . No domain , no workgroup . after one month of running like this , last two days my whole internet got very slow , and I called ISP , they told your bandwidth is chocked . on the other way around i just could not see which computer is uploading or downloading that much .

My queston is how i can see , which computer is downloading ,  which bandwidth monitor is there , again it is hard to figure out which user is this , but i think i will use some social Eng to find out the user , moreover it could be a worm or some Virus which is utilizing the Link at its full .

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Hi annasad,

Try network monitor tools such as..
http://manageengine.adventnet.com/index.html
http://www.ilient.com (free and powerful)

they are great, u can see live demo
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Credit goes fo uetian1707 for this list.

I'll re-post for convenience:

NMS

HP-OpenView                          www.hp.com            Propriety
IBM Tivoli                  www.ibm.com            Propriety
SolarWinds Orion            www.solarwinds.com            Propriety
Smarts                  www.smarts.com            Propriety
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Level Platform            www.levelplatforms.com            Propriety
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Flow Analyzers

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Open-Source

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i would have loved you guys if you have been little more specific to my query , howver I appreciate the effort put by your guys , but still looking for the same Envirnment .
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The network monitoring software listed above will give you the source and destination IP address of the traffic. Many of them list "the top ten" bandwidth users.
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by:annasad
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okey , they are regardless of the domain and workgroup and takes source and destination ip address , in my case destination is the same for each one but source is different , all you have listed are propriatery one .  which one is best in your openion .

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Still no Reply ....
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Sorry for the delay...
I use SolarWinds and it works flawlessly.
If your budget is tight, NTOP and Nagios are very popular; my preference is NTOP.
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Hi,

Simply deploy Cacti and it will show you all that you want;

http://www.cacti.net/download_cacti.php
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