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Linux Traffic Analysis, Quick and Simple

Dec 07, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sergio Gonzalez Duran)

"Full-featured traffic analyzers for Linux systems such as ntop and vnstat are widely available, but sometimes you just want a simple program that gives you fast, basic information about the amount of traffic going in and out of the hosts on your network. Darkstat, a packet sniffer that runs as a background process, fills that role. It gathers statistics about network usage and displays them over HTTP.

"I tested the latest version (darkstat-3.0.707.tar.bz2) on CentOS 5 and Fedora 7 systems. You can untar this file with tar-xvjf darkstat-3.0.707.tar.bz2, then install it with the usual ./configure; make; make install..."

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