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#1 samjacob

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

I am an aspiring administrator of a small network

This is an open question requesting for help and suggestions to manage a network of 260 users
I am looking for network tools to monitor network problems from a pc taking up too much bandwidth to pc sending out spam, exchange tools or any other tools that help manage the network

All suggestion and advice is welcome

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#2 tos226

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:44 PM

Do you mean something like a packet sniffer on the gateway to see all communications whereby you could watch the connections, protocols, all sorts of things on every individual packet? If so, try Wireshark, it's free, it's good
http://www.wireshark.org/download.html
It will give you the statistics or details.

It will not help you manage the network. Management is something else.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 07:32 PM

One program I use on my network is a vulnerability scanner, called Nessus. Nessus lets me scan every computer on the network for vulnerabilities that could lead to a compromise. You can get more information from http://www.nessus.org/nessus/
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