Bandwidth monitoring or management tools

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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.
Question by:gukhan
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    I like open source NTOP for monitoring
    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.

    Here you find its installation guide for different platform.
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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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    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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