[TriLUG] Net monitoring
Thu, 30 May 2002 17:03:32 -0400 (EDT)
I've been using Big Brother for about 8 months or so now.
http://www.bb4.com - I believe it is similiar to netsaint. I like the
web interface and how it will email me promptly if anything fails. I
setup a .htaccess file to prevent others from looking at my computers on
the web interface. The things I don't like about Big Brother are the log
file entries (every once in a while I manually grep out all the big
brother entries from them) and the Windows client. Big Brother basically
telnets every 15 minutes to any port you want it to check, thus the log
files become large rather quickly.Also the Windows version sends me emails
too often for things like CPU usage, messages, etc. It can be tweaked
however. Hope this helps!
Chris Knowles said:
> I am currently using Netsaint (www.netsaint.org) to do some little
> network monitoring... It's a pretty good thing, but setup is a little
> difficult, and I'm having trouble rolling it out to the rest of the IS
> department because explaining to them how to use the interface seems to
> not be working real well.
> What are you using to do network monitoring? (By Network Monitoring, I
> mean, Is a host up, are all of it's services up, page somebody if
> they're not.)
> It has to have a web interface to see what's happening, and preferably
> as a way to modify it's behavior. Also, ease of use is probably a
> pretty good thing.
> Of course, stories of really good hacks, or amazing adventures in
> monitoring would be appreciated as well.