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How Do I... Tool Notes
See traffic on the network
Analyze traffic on the network
See what sessions are active
tcpdump
wireshark
trafshow
iptraf
etherape
 
Collect traffic information ntop
nfsen
netflow dashboard
pmGraph
 
See if a host is up
See the path to the host
Check if a service answers
ping
traceroute
mtr
telnet
echoping
nmap
 
See the bandwidth between 2 points bing
iperf
 
Analyze DNS trafcic
Collect DNS statistic
dnstop
dsc
 
Find IPs, MACs and equipment netdisco  
Monitor services, hosts, equipment nagios
zabbix
ZenOSS
hyperic
OpenNMS
nagiosgraph
apan
 
Graph network traffic mrtg
cacti
 
Manage trouble tickets RT
Trac
RedMine
Scales well and does email to tickets. Excellent wiki, project managment, email to tickets is hard
Automate configuration and backup of equipment Rancid  
Collect and organize logs syslog-ng  
Monitor logs for events swatch
sec
 
Enable SNMP on my hosts snmpd
snmptt
 
Monitor intrusion attempts snort
prelude
 
Scan my network for vulnerabilities nessus
nmap