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5 of the Best Free and Open Source Server/Network Monitoring Software

Dec 17, 2010, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jun Auza)

"For those of you who are looking for monitoring tools that can handle small to large-scale infrastructures, here is a list of some of the best open-source server/network monitoring software that you can use for free:

"Nagios is considered as one of the most popular if not the most popular open-source computer network monitoring software application available. It was originally designed to run under Linux, but other Unix variants are also supported. Nagios provides monitoring of network services (SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP, ICMP, SNMP, FTP, SSH) and host resources (processor load, disk usage, system logs) among others. Remote monitoring is managed through SSH or SSL encrypted tunnels. Nagios has a simple plugin design that gives users the freedom to effortlessly develop their own service checks based on needs and by using any of the supported tools that they would like."

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