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How to monitor events of process start and exit under Linux?

Under Windows, we can use Process Monitor to monitor various activities of all processes, such as events of process start and exit. Is there a similar tool under Linux?
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Overhead for using iostat, top, and iperf commands

I'm currently looking at the best ways to monitor and report system statistics. So far, the best plan seems to grab output from iostat, top, and iperf, roll all the data up into a json object, and ...
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How to know USB or SATA interface speed (during writing / reading) in real time

I'm working on a real-time system (Linux) and I need to monitor my ports (USB / SATA). And I need to know in command line when a USB key is writing or reading and at which speed ? Now I can know when ...
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Lsof command in repeat mode no interval

How can you set the timing of lsof to sub 1 second? On lsof -r (repeat mode), is the minimum value 1 second? Is there a way to have a continuous monitoring with lsof without having intervals between 2 ...
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Using wait chain analysis outside of task manager

I'm investigating better ways to monitor executable progress, and alert on tasks that are taking longer than they should or have frozen completely. Currently we are using an end run notification file ...
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Monitor filesystem and alert if there are X amounts of changes

we are looking for a script / tool that monitors our filesystems. It should send us an alert if there are X changes made in X amount of time. We are using Windows Server 2008. Example: On network ...
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Can I monitor the contents of an application's log file with PRTG?

I would like to know if it is possible to monitor the contents of a logfile with PRTG and search for specific strings eg. ERROR, WARNING etc? If so , which sensor would I best use?
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Java GC Monitoring on Linux

On Windowssystems I use jvisualvm to monitor the GC activity of my programs. Are there any similar tools for linux to do so? I acces the server via putty (ssh), so graphical tools are not supported, ...
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Configure SNMP to send messages to two different monitoring platforms

Is it possible to configure snmpd on Ubuntu (via snmpd.conf) to send messages to two different monitoring applications? For example, lets say I have defined a read only community called 'readonly', ...
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Sensu Remediation : not able to Trigger on Client

I am new to Sensu remediation. I tried to restart process with custom script. Senario: if my http link goes down then I want to manually run the script and start it. I tried remediation on sensu ...
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Monitor mode disables Wi-fi Connectivity

After going through a lot of blogs and forums, I come to know that TP-LINK TL-WN722N supports Monitor mode for packet sniffing. So, recently, I bought the same and tried Monitor mode with the ...
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How do I live monitor on linux what files get accessed created modified and deleted?

How do I monitor from this moment on what files get accessed / modified / created / deleted. (in live mode), similar to fseventer / fslogger?
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Linux native GUI dashboard for monitoring

I'm searching for a monitoring dashboard. It could be separate project or part of monitoring suit. I have following requirements: open source native gui application (no web) native language (no ...
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How to monitor a port bandwidth?

How can I monitor a specific port's bandwidth? I'm using squid cache server, and I want to find out how much bandwidth is preserved. using soft wares like DU METER it's not possible to measure that. ...
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Is it possible to run an application installer in a reversible transaction?

I'd like to run a Windows installer (.exe, .msi) in such a way that I can see precisely what files, registry keys, and anything else it has added/touched/deleted. Preferably have an easy option to ...
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iptable flow packets to a VM

I want to create a VM to monitor the packet flow. My server is a Debian-based proxmox. How can I set up iptables so the VM sees all packets, but without changing anything else to the setup? Thanks in ...
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How to find processes which uses the most RAM in last X seconds?

Could you please help me to sort this out? I'm trying to write a bash script which will monitor ram usage (not only ram but cpu and network as well) and show me 3 processes which use the most ram in ...
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monitoring all outgoing information

I would like to know the best way to monitor all outgoing information / data on my computer. I have recently set up a small office and need to assure myself that my data is safe. I need to ensure ...
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How to Monitor network calls by exes installed on Computer

I want to Monitor websites getting connected by exes installed on my system. I suspect one of the exes I've installed is remotely connecting to some spammy website to send information secretly. Rather ...
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Monitoring remote server in java

My goal is to create a spring mvc based application that shows the states of a remote server (ram,cpu usage ...) in charts. Is there any java API that makes this doable ? (an API with which i can ...
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I need a simple powershell script to send server usage,memory,disk space, I/o metric to graphite from a local machine through http protocol

I',m a beginner. I need a powershell script to send the metric such as cpu usage,disk space, server speed etc to graphite through TCP http
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How to monitor file/folder changes made while offline?

We are 4 friends, working on a project. Everyone works separately on a computer (windows), and all the files are stored in a shared network drive in one of the PCs. We want to monitor the changes ...
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How to set maximum limit to monit alert trigger?

I have monit setup on servers. I am sending out SNS on monit alerts as below. check filesystem "root" with path /dev/xvda1 if space usage > 80% for 10 cycles then exec "/bin/bash -c '/usr/...
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Windows Home Server as inline firewall with remote access

I have a DSL modem connected to Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 on a HP ProLiant Microserver N40L. This is connected on one NIC as the "red" line in and named Internet. A 2nd NIC on the HP server, ...
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continuous Port Monitoring and logging in Linux VPS

Here I have faced a problem with my ISP. I have a Linux VPS , well configed for my company as a web and mail server. now I am facing the problem! Every time I send Emails from my server the Over ...
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Monitor disk activity of app in Wine

I have a windows app running with wine. In order to reverse engineer some parts of the app I want to know which files are being opened and read/written. Can wine do this?
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Monitor cpu temperature of a computer in my network [closed]

Is there an easy and free way (By easy, I mean not fiddling around with ip stuff. I have a dynamic IP, otherwise I would have used Remote System Monitor) to remotely monitor the core temperature of a ...
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How Can I List Which Processes are Using a Specific Disk in Ubuntu?

How can I list which process(es) are using a specific disk in Linux? I'm trying to track down what is writing to my hard drive, because I'd like to move the process's stuff to my SSD so that my hard ...
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Are DNS requests from Tor exit nodes a security risk?

I am monitoring network alerts using Security Onion. I have come across an IP, 109.163.234.2, that is a known Tor Relay/Router. It is querying my DNS server for records. Are any bad actors trying to ...
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What is slowing down my computer during gaming?

I have a Dell Latitude E6410 with Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M and Windows 10 installed. I've been regulary playing Counter Strike Source for past 1 year without a problem. But for past month or so, ...
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How to monitor my connection continuity within 24 hours

I have a bad ISP, and my internet cuts off for like 10 seconds every 2 hours or so and return. According to my ISP it's fixed, but they've been saying that for weeks now. My question is, is there a ...
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Debian: email notification when java app is down

I have dedicated server and many launched screen sessions. And sometimes apps in this screen sessions are going down (java apps). I can't always monitor this so I want to receive a email notification ...
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FreeBSD - HDD Temp in collectd (or graphite, influxDB, …)

Is there a good way to log SMART values, like HDD temperature, with collectd? I only found collectd-exec plugin solutions, which use smartctl with extra sudo config.
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How to monitor CPU-GPU temperature and load in Windows 10?

I am used to monitor system's characteristics by lm-sensors hddtemp psensor in Ubuntu Linux. I would like to get a similar monitoring setting as psensor in Windows 10 Enterprise. My processor is ...
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Monitor Linux per-runtime swap statistics

I've recently upgraded a low-end notebook from HDD to SSD, and, since there's only 700MB of RAM and no option of upgrading, I need to use that SSD as a swap drive, too. Since SSDs have a limited ...
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Monitor and cleanup machines on network

I am working on a large network with lots of windows desktop and server VMs. From time to time these are running low on disk space. I am therefore looking at a solution that can automatically clean-up ...
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How to monitored Network Printers and dedicated printers?

Im using a some network printers. there around 10 network printers around me. Some printers are shared through the Print Server and some printers are Dedicated. Im trying a solution for Monitor ...
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What is a cache flush, and how do you explain this TCPdump pattern?

I ran TCPdump a few times on my home network and found a lot of packets that were marked (Cache Flush), seemingly originating with my sister's laptop. I can't see any HTTP or HTTPS packets during the ...
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Restrict/limit/monitor devices on WiFi network

I am not really sure where the best place to post this is so apologies if it isn't a good fit here. I am trying to find a way to do any of the following:- Limit WiFi for specific devices on a WiFi ...
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Can I create performance counters, keep them running and periodically see the data without stopping the counter?

It might be quite a stupid question, but I seem to be unable to solve some simple monitoring need: A machine has a performance counter setup (those perfmon.exe thing from windows) that logs ...
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Turn Netgear FS108P into a hub

I have a PoE device that I power over a Netgear FS108P 10/100 switch. The PoE device communicates with a server and I need to debug the communication between the device and the server. I am running ...
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How to make a reliable “dead man's switch” for an automated process?

Case in point: backups of my server. I want to know if backups fail. Typically I get an email if something goes wrong. Unfortunately (and this has happened), there are plenty of reasons that the error ...
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How to monitor which files lots of data is being written to on Linux?

I can monitor I/O with tools such as iotop. It allows me to identify which processes do how much I/O. Now I'd like to know which files those processes write all that data to. How would I do that? E....
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capture incoming telnet requests all the time using tcpdump

I want to check if I get any incoming telnet request. After doing google, I found out that tcpdump can be used for this purpose. This is the tcpdump command I would use. $ tcpdump -i wlan0 -w ...
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Setting up icinga2 to allow API access

I'm looking to access the monitoring data in icinga2 via a RESTful API, from another server. I've got these package versions installed on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: icinga2 2.3.11-1~ppa1~trusty1 ...
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Home firewall with application monitoring [closed]

I'm looking for a way of monitoring http at application level at home. As such I don't want anything hugely complex or expensive - just a way of looking at, say, Facebook usage by device. Any ...
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How best to check connectivity of web server to database?

Our IT admin is asking for an api endpoint in our web application to use as a health check. The logic in the api should perform any simple database query to ensure that the web server can connect to ...
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How can I view my recent device activity?

A little while ago, I went on a 2 1/2 hour bike ride, and when I got back, I noticed that a few applications had been opened on my laptop, that I had not left open when I left. There were a few people ...
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How to automatically restart MySQL and MongoDB when being unresponsive?

I’m running a simple development server (Ubuntu) on which MySQL and MongoDB sometimes crash. I always restart them with sudo service mysql restart. Although I know I need to investigate why they ...
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Can TOR prevent my ISP from seeing what I download? [duplicate]

Having issues with my ISP monitoring my activity and blocking my internet access when they see something they don't like. Can I utilize TOR to prevent this monitoring with out tipping off my ISP to my ...