Setting up Ntop automatically with Cfengine 3

Recently, I had to use Ntop to analyze the network traffic of one customer file server. Ntop shows the traffic per interface and there per protocol, source IP and offers many other ways of showing you what happens in your network. Ntop is great; however, I observed this tool taking many system resources since it […]... Read More

Tools for Linux sysadmins #1: ethtool

Today I am starting a new series of blog posts: “Tools for Linux sysadmins” The first blog post will cover ethtool, one of the most useful tools to handle network cards since it gives you full control about the cards’ settings and other stuff. I mainly use it for two things: Reading out the firmware […]... Read More

Real-time system monitoring with Dag Wieers’ dstat

Every system admin normally wants to be in full control of his box. One part of the “full control”-thing is to monitor your Linux system. You usually want to know what happens right now and how it affects the system. There are tools like iotop, cbm, htop, top, vmstat and so on, but none of […]... Read More

Simple LAN Scanner 1.0 released

Today I am releasing my Simple LAN Scanner 1.0 (08th January 2011). [Download] Description The Simple LAN Scanner is a very simple LAN scanner written in Python. It scans the local network and tries to give you the MAC and IP addresses of the discovered running systems. Furthermore it creates a small log file at […]... Read More