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Keeping your finger on the pulse of your network

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In the past I’ve written about a few ways you can set up decent IP traffic accounting on your network. If you have already set this up and are champing at the bit for more ways your can increase situational awareness of your network state you can try one of the following tools related to pmacct: http://www.pmacct.net/pnrg/ http://www.aptivate.org/Projects.BMOTools.pmGraph.html http://www.net-track.ch/opensource/pmacct-snmp/ http://code.google.com/p/netact/ http://projects.celuloza.ro/bwstat/ http://www.pmacct.net/fe/ http://sven.anderson.de/flox/ http://www.ntop.org/ http://bandwidthd.sourceforge.net/ http://nfsen.sourceforge.net/ http://etherape.sourceforge.net/ These tools allows you to graph and/or analyse your traffic data in a variety of ways. If you are currently using one or more of these, drop us a comment and let us know your success or failure stories!

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BGP Data Visualisation

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If you are among the upper echelon of network administrators who happen to have BGP administration within their scope of duties you probably have access to a lot of interesting, albeit quite verbose, information about the Internet at large. Generally, any network with a BGP configuration accepting a full feed from their upstream will have data on just about every entity connected to the Internet. How much you decide to use that information is up to you. BGP information from your upstream generally has the following pieces of data within it: a network prefix and length the next hop for the prefix path of AS numbers through which the advertisement has passed (subject to some manipulation) information on the originating routing protocol community settings various other BGP settings After making a…

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