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I recently have an issue with my network provider and I'm looking for software that would allow me to create network usage charts.

I need tool that would gather pings to given address, in/out traffic on specified interface, and put it all on some kind of a chart or csv file.

Do you know any good monitoring software that can do that.

I've already tested:

  • ntop (kills the drive, bot does it's job);
  • bmon (only current usage);
  • iptraf-ng (only current usage);
  • script that reads ipconfig and ping output (weak - very small accuracy).
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What kind of problems do you have? What do you want to prove? Do you have access to the router? You might need more than one tool (and try mtr for pings/traceroute) – Chris Dec 17 '13 at 16:13
If you have connectivity problems, then I suggest SmokePing – Zoredache Dec 17 '13 at 18:30
This linux machine is my router. I want to prove that interface is going down (which I see in logs) and that prior to this bandwidth gets kinky (I don't know how to describe that), another thing is that my provider claims that I have 40Mbps, but in real live I seen maximum 8Mbps so I need a chart with bandwidth and pings during week to make them move 4 letters and do something with it. That's basically my story. – dr4cul4 Dec 17 '13 at 21:09
SmokePing looks great, I'm looking for something like this, that would also monitor bandwidth usage on given interface. – dr4cul4 Dec 17 '13 at 21:13
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Try SeaLion. You can include any more network monitoring commands and monitor its data with respect to a timeline. It doesn't give charts yet, but you can import the data into a file for sure. I use it for performance monitoring of multiple servers. No harm in trying it since its free!

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You can give MTR a try. I did a bit of googling and came up with this URL for you.

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I've tested it but it's not something I'm looking for or I can't use it that way (or just don't know how) – dr4cul4 Dec 17 '13 at 21:05
I just replaced my my router with Pfsense Then I installed NTOP on it and it works great! Easy to set-up and so powerful. You can even install SNORT on it to turn it into an IDS or Intrusion detection system. – lwilliams123 Dec 18 '13 at 15:19

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