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Dear All,

please let me know any good bandwidth management tool for bandwidth management and any good tool for bandwidth monitoring .
if possible any opensource it will be good.
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I like open source NTOP for monitoring
http://www.ntop.org
As for bandwidth management, that all depends on the equipment that you have.
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I have used MRTG for bandwidth monitoring. It is easy to setup and its a opensource tool.

http://www.mrtg.com/

Here you find its installation guide for different platform.

http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/doc/index.en.html
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2nd vote for Cacti for monitoring.

what gear are you using and what level of bandwidth management do you want to do ?
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The Dude (I know its a daft name) from MikroTik is a good tool, its Free and will read SNMP traffic data realtime
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Solar Winds site has a lot of FREEBEES. I highly suggest looking at these.
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by:shamim316
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PRTG has pretty nice graphs on bandwidth monitoring. It will also help you track down which machine on your network is using the most bandwidth. Take a look at the features to decide if its right for you.
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