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How to check who has been accessing my Linode server

I've been getting "Disk IO rate warning" emails from Linode - and it looks like it's happening every 7 days. I have a few websites being hosted there and I realise that there are some APIs that I didn'...
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How can I get Linux to show total CPU usage?

I want to show how much the CPU is used over time. Using system monitor, I am able to show CPU usage, but only the 4 individual cores. I want to be able to show a graph of the total CPU usage. In ...
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How can I identify which processes are using the GPU?

Is there any way to find out which process is using the GPU for intensive calculations? (OpenCL, CUDA, etc? Primarily OpenCL?) e.g. if you run an OpenCL-powered video transcoder, you'll see nothing ...
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Cacti does not show graphs

I installed Cacti on my Linux - Apache2 for monitoring purposes but it does not show graph PNG files! Has anyone face this problem before? I looked over logs, no alerts there.
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Application to monitor use of applications?

To make it easier to migrate users from XP to Windows 7 or 8, I'd like to let an application run for several days to list applications that people use, so I know which ones are really important to ...
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Monitoring Windows Server performance to a file

I would like to monitor a windows server's performance by polling the CPU/RAM/Network IO usage over a period of time every 1 minute and write these values to separate files depending on the monitored ...
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Software that sees which programs uses the internet? [closed]

Is there an easy-to-use and hopefully free software that can show the user which of the running processes are connecting to the internet and how much of the bandwidth it's using?
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Monitoring application usage of a computer with many users?

I have a server running Windows in a domain which is accessed by many users and acts as a PC. It has more than 10 sessions at the same time. I'm hoping to figure out what applications are most used ...
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How to monitor Mac OS X and determine cause of crash?

I've got a Mac Mini running as a media server at home. Unfortunately, it tends to freeze, and it freeze while nobody's connected to it or watching at it. I'll turn the TV that it's hooked up to on and ...
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How to monitor users activities in my machine

I have a desktop PC with windons7 ultimate edition. I have created three accounts and a guest account is enabled in the machine. I am the administrator and I want to monitor other accounts usage like ...
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How can I see the current bandwidth use of the dedicated graphics memory?

Can I calculate it using the values I see on gpu-z? can it actually be calculated or monitored?
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Monitoring linux free disk space [closed]

I am looking for a solution that will monitor several linux (maybe windows) hosts on a given network, gathers free space, CPU usage, etc... "counters" and "publishes" this to a central location which ...
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Which software can I use to make graphs of my computer's temperature? [duplicate]

I have bought a new fan for my PC and I want to try different configurations (air in/out) for the fans. To measure the temperature I have AIDA64 Extreme, but the problem is that the values change ...
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Network Probes, Identifying network slowdowns?

I have a buddy with an extensive wireless N network, he has 1 Linksys E4200, with several other Linksys E3200's on the same LAN. He also has a Sonos Wireless sound system and often complains of ...
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Disk Space Monitoring

I'm looking for a simple way of getting an email alert whenever the diskspace of a server gets above X % or has less than X Mb free. I don't need anything too special, I don't need graphs or ...
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Monitor subordinates computers [closed]

I need to monitor my subordinate's computer with their permission. Can you suggest some softwares for this ? There may be one client application installed on n number of PCs and one server program ...
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How to know what is being downloaded? [closed]

I have Bitmeter 2 installed to monitor my download/upload state and now it indicates that my pc is downloading something but I have no idea what is being downloaded. Moreover, my partition C is ...
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Virtualization and monitoring network traffic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor internet usage in my network? I want to monitor all traffic coming from the virtual machine. I need to see http/https requests and stuff like that. Could ...
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Are there tools to measure traffic to social media sites from a LAN

We are looking for a tool which can monitor traffic to social medsia sites from within an enterprise or a LAN environment. Are there any tools which let you monitor this, since we could infer such ...
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See Exactly Which Files Windows Access On Boot Up

I am looking for a method to monitor exactly which files are being accessed on boot up by Windows. This is in attempts to find a bottle neck on physical workstations, but I would also like this ...
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How can I constantly monitor if my server has network traffic?

I run a server on my laptop (with Windows 7) to share some data with remote users. I do not want to shut down the laptop while others are downloading – therefore, I constantly need to monitor my ...
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GUI tool for presenting connectivity status on a firewalled network with port blocks etc

The Israeli railway company has recently started a project of wireless LAN availability on its lines. Now, it's all in the flakey stages, sometimes things are up and sometimes they aren't; sometimes ...
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Tracking daily hard drive usage

Is there a way I can track all hard drive usage (applications, OS processes, page files, and indexes)? I would want the statistics broken down per drive and into read and writes. I am running Windows ...
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Is this a bug in top?

This command line: top -l 3 -n 10 -o "vprvt" For some reason there are two processes that consistently creep up in the second sample's output regardless of their actual VPRVT size, and they do not ...
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Create an RSS feed for any webpage, monitor changes and send results by email?

Do you know a Windows 7 software (not an online service like yahoo pipes. As if, for instance, such company goes bankrupt I lose everything!) than can create an RSS feed for any webpage ? Here is what ...
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tail -f equivalent for an URL

I want to monitor the log file of my application which however doesn't work locally but on a SaaS platform and is exposed over HTTP and WebDAV. So, an equivalent of tail -f that works for URLs would ...
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Splitting an internet connection between multiple separate subnetworks

Problem I have an internet connection that I want to split between four separate networks. My requirements are: I need to be able to monitor the amount of bandwidth and data being used by each ...
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How to know if my system allows monitoring?

Someone once told me "If your system allows "Monitoring" that will echo the microphone through your own speakers to test." But they didn't tell me how to find out if their specific system allows ...
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Is it possible to see what sql commands are being run on my CentOS machine?

I bought a program that runs on my CentOS machine. It's written in PHP. It uses a MYSQL database. One of the functions of the program is to register new users. It uses a SQL query to add the users. I ...
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What are valid reasons to monitor MemFree or Active as opposed to MemUsable?

How to monitor memory usage for alarming purpose talks about the reasons to use MemUsable as the proper metric for alarming on memory, however I still see a lot of instances of alarming on Active or ...
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Monitoring what happens inside a VMWare virtual machine

my question is about a Windows xp computer running one or more xp or Ubuntu virtual machines, via VMWare Player. What I'm asking is : can I remotely know what happens inside these virtual machines at ...
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How can I capture ethernet traffic on a specific IP address on Windows

I was requested to capture all traffic to a specific static IP address from my Windows 7 machine, and I was wondering if there is anything built into Windows that would allow me to do so? The device ...
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catching a transient memory hog

My system has a disease lately, where some process goes "red giant" for a short period of time. It allocates 4GB or so of memory which triggers windows 7 "low memory" warning, but finishes (or dies) ...
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Check Hard disk status with RAID 5 configuration in Centos 6

I have a PC with 6 HDD (for data) and 1 SSD (for Centos 6.3) with on board intel RAID 5. I'm pretty aware that upon any hard disk failure the system will continue normally but more stress on the CPU ...
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Detecting Spywares [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I feel like my computer is being monitored by someone. I am terrified by seeing space ...
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How to calculate CPU % based on raw CPU ticks in SNMP

According to http://net-snmp.sourceforge.net/docs/mibs/ucdavis.html#scalar_notcurrent ssCpuUser, ssCpuSystem, ssCpuIdle, etc are deprecated in favor of the raw variants (ssCpuRawUser, etc). The ...
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How to get munin to alert for NaN

I am using this mysql slave status plugin and on the munin master I have added... mysql_slave_status.warning 30 mysql_slave_status.critical 60 So it alerts whenever the slave gets behind the master....
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How can I constantly monitor my computer's RAM usage?

I have to monitor my computer physical memory (RAM) usage constantly when I'm working, because sometimes I will work with multiple applications (e.g Sublime Text, Photoshop, MS Visual Studio and ...
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WIndows 7: would like recursively check a directory for changes to files and folders since my last visit - not in realtime or by monitoring

I have found varieties of this question. Most of them fall under monitoring and others are said to be buggy. A continuously monitoring program won't help me and neither will a list of the most ...
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Is there a way to see current environment variables for a process with WMI?

I have a weird problem where something is changing my path in my login session. The permanent path in the registry is not changing. I wanted to monitor changes to the explorer.exe process's ...
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Monitor disk read/write IO per second on Debian

I'm trying to monitor disk I/Os on a server. I need to fetch two metrics: read IO/sec write IO/sec Using iotop I'm able to read those metrics (DISK READ and DISK WRITE). My major problem is that I ...
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Monitoring disk usage in Windows with RAM caching

I'm monitoring disk activity on my machine using Windows Performance Monitor (perfmon). I'm interested in the Collector sets LogicalDisk > % Disk Time and LogicalDisk > Current Disk Queue Length. I ...
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Monitor windows startup process

My win7 starts up pretty slow lately. I think it's some kind of malware, but my antivirus software doesn't pick up anything. How could i monitor the startup processes myself? It seems to me like ...
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What should I use to ping multiple IPs and get notified of time outs?

I've been using MultiPing to ping hundreds of IPs (from access points and such) and check their performance (packet loss, latency) and uptime. The program is very easy to use, but I was wondering if ...
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Network bandwith monitoring per users [closed]

Please show me a fully open-source solution in this situation: Small network with about 30 pc with wireless cards. An Regular Asus wireless access-point which connected to the server. Server is a ...
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How to monitor a folder for changes, and execute a command if it does, on Windows?

There are similar questions for Linux and Mac, but I'm after a Windows solution here. The problem is as follows: I want to write several (js) script files in a folder, and have a program monitor ...
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How do I count the bytes outputted by another program in Bash/Linux?

Say I have a program that writes to a bunch of places on the filesystem. It runs from a single executable. I want to determine, at any point in its run (it runs for a long time), how many bytes it has ...
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application profiling and usage monitoring

I am looking for an application that can crawl a network and list what applications are installed on each of those computers and monitor how often they are used. An application that can do either of ...
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Power off USB port

I have a lamp that plugs into a USB port. I want to build a program that lets me monitor my internet connection by turning the lamp off when I have no internet connection, and turning it back on when ...
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Finding out what URLs a program accesses? - Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find what URL an EXE file is sending data to Is it possible to find out what URL (not IP address and port) a program is requesting on Windows 7?