Continuous collection and analysis of some type of data is termed monitoring. For example, logging the total free space on a disk. A common administration and troubleshooting tool.

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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?
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run a python script in background and restart it on crash

I have a very simple Python script that I'd like to be always running on my ubuntu 12.04 server. I thought of using upstart + monit. Problem is that those tools seem rather complicated for a simple ...
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How can I receive an email alert when a particular PC is not running? [closed]

At my office I have a Windows XP PC that is always supposed to be running and logged in, because it is used as a server. Is there an existing app that would allow me to get an automated email alert ...
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How can I find out what modifications a program’s installer makes?

I want to know what some installers do: mainly what files, folders, and registry entries they add, remove, or modify. Lots of “ professional” programs are so poorly documented that it’s difficult to ...
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Configuring different SSH ports for each host remotley monitored by Nagios

I've completed the Nagios install and setup on three servers so that the instance on server A also provides reports for servers B & C (via NRPE). SSHD is purposefully listening to a different ...
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Network monitoring solution

I am looking to monitor my network usage (on a packet level). Everything. Logging is a strict requirement. I need to be able to log HTTP and DNS queries, for storage, over time. Yes, I have the ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials: keep download scans but disable local activity scans

In Microsoft Security Essentials, I used to disable "Monitor file and program activity on your computer" but enable "Scan all downloads." Now, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSSE) 4.0 removed the ...
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How to monitor a Windows process and send an alert when it crashes or closes?

I'm looking for a program/utility to monitor a process running in Windows 7 (actually it's a Java process ran from .jnlp). and that can send an e-mail alert or trigger any kind of script so I can be ...
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lm-sensors reporting negative temperature

I get the following output when running sensors on my Ubuntu 12.04 server $ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: -3.0°C (crit = +90.0°C) Core 1: +5.0°C (crit = ...
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Windows and Linux applications to show cumulative uploads/downloads for each app, at a glance

I've read few quite a few other threads on SU, but they have been focused on instantaneous/average bandwidths (B/sec) rather than cumulative download/upload totals for a period. Either that or they ...
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Monitor HDDs on all servers

Is it possible to monitor all servers and all hdds on all servers in our network from a central location? For example, does a utility or application exist which I can install on my own desktop, which ...
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Tool for monitoring windows processes and folders

I am looking for a tool that tracks and keeps information for some processes on windows how long they've been running, when they have had started/closed. Also it would be nice to monitor folders if ...
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What is a good MySQL monitor for latest inserts?

I am looking for a tool that will display the very latest information from a MySQL table and update every few seconds. The problem is I don't really know how to look for it, or what I am even really ...
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list of all web applications installed on server?

I have a home sever running a lot of different purposes, among other stuff it runs apache, mysql and torrent client. Some of these software is accessible through the web interface, but there is no ...
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Is it possible for my company to monitor my Gmail?

Since Gmail uses https, all the messages should be encrypted? Here we assume my company does not have keystroke logger or random snapshot software.
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How to monitor bandwidth on a Linux router by LAN IP

There are plenty of ways to monitor traffic on a specific interface or even by port. But if I am on a router and suspect one of the workstations is using more bandwidth then others, how to check?
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What is the best way to monitor and record the URLs called by device to establish or monitor browsing history?

I have home internet access via Comcast/Xfinity and the router below providing wifi to multiple devices - laptops, iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch. Macs. What is the best way to monitor and record the ...
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Is my computer having more fun than I am? Need tool to see what it's doing while locked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What applications are exactly reading/writing my HDD in a given period? Application for statistics? I can leave my computer for an hour and come back and the disk light ...
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user activity monitoring

I'm a sysadmin for a small network and want to monitor user activity. Is there a good/standard software I can use? I'm not looking for keylogging but would like to see where they are spending most of ...
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How can I be alerted when a process goes idle (that is, its CPU usage reaches zero for a sustained period on Windows 7?

How can I be alerted when a process goes idle (that is, its CPU usage reaches zero for a sustained period on Windows 7? Essentially, I have a long running batch process that is pegging one of the ...
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Monitor traffic through a home router

We have an Internet connection which is shared on five computers via a home router. One of the computers is using torrents all the time. I want to find out which, and they won't tell me. How can I ...
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add blinking network-monitor icon in GNOME / XFCE

I'd like to see if i have incomming or outgoing traffic via a little blinking network-monitor icon in my system tray, as it was usual for years within Windows XP, or Android nowadays. I want to see ...
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Monitor network traffic on a per-app basis in OS X?

Title says it all. I'm looking for an app for OS X that will tell me what applications are using the network and what their in/out is. I can get most of the way there with LittleSnitch but it's the ...
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Monitoring files used by an application?

I need to know which files a Windows application reads/modifies/creates/deletes so I know a bit more about how it works. Is there a good application for Windows, either free or affordable? Thank ...
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New files Log monitoring?

I want to install (setup.exe) a software but before I go this, before I do this I want to know where it will install and what it will be changed. Is there a software log new files and change? Also ...
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Monitor amount of data a process writes to SSD/HDD

I would like to monitor how much data which process writes to my SSD. Is anyone aware of a software for that? Hard Disk Sentinel monitors how much data is written to a HDD/SSD, but only in total - I ...
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Monitering gpu stats of my onboard displays

As the title says i want to be able to use msi or one of the windows gadjets to moniter my onboard display, I currently use msi and a linked windows gadjet to monitor my pci card but want to be able ...
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Track computer usage time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application that automatically tracks amount of active time spent at the computer We just equiped a school with new computers, runnning Windows 7. We'd like to know how ...
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What tools exist for monitoring the CPU and memory utilization of Firefox?

Firefox appears to using too much memory and cpu even when it is idle What tools exist for monitoring the CPU and memory utilization of Firefox? I am thinking of an equivalent of Sysinternals ...
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Windows notebook power consumption monitor

Is there some kind of SW similar to Android phone's power monitor? I would like to know the amount of power the wifi/various applications have taken.
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What's a good resource-saving way to monitor a single Linux server?

I have a single Linux server and it's occasionally unreachable for a while. I want to know what causes this (I suspect either high CPU or Memory usage). I would like to monitor: Global CPU/Memory ...
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Monitoring CPU usage using MS tools

Can CPU usage be monitored in Event Viewer? I don't want to use a third-party software. Can I set a rule so that Event Viewer can show me if the CPU usage gets higher than a set value?
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How would you monitor emails within your network?

How would you monitor Emails which is over HTTPS connection within your network. I know there are some steps involved before the connection is established and the communication actually starts, so how ...
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Monitoring log files over smb

I am monitoring a couple of windows 2k3 servers from a mac running Os x Lion. I use smb to connect to the server's file system, navigate to the folder where the log files are and open them with ...
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track disk usage over time in linux

I know I can use df to get a summary of disk usage right now. I can use du to break down into the detail of how the disk is being used. The problem is I can only see this information for today. ...
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Monitoring operations on HDD on Linux

I want to monitor operations on HDD in Linux. I tried iotop, but I want to know which file is being modified. Is there any tool to do that?
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Monitor disk activity, á la top, or nettop (per process) on a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's causing all the disk activity on OS X? I find that disk I/O is the single biggest cause of slowdowns on modern computers.. and find "Activity Monitor"'s "Disk ...
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How can I measure the amount of time a process is opened?

I would like to keep track of the amount of time a process is opened on Windows 7. Is there an utility that does this? The process will be the process of a game or of an IM program. I want to program ...
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How to make conky list top 5 processes?

I don't like how conky shows top 5 processes with "$top_io name 5" parameter. Is there any way to make conky show all of them in a column at the same time like "top" does? Couldn't find it in man, ...
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How to catch a malware process on my Mac?

Situation: 1st occurrence: without reason a new draft in mail opened up with non-sense text in the body, no TO,CC or subject 2nd and reoccurring every day around 2 PM: bing search with non-sense ...
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Monitor I/O on Windows 2003 for specific directories?

I want to monitor I/O of a Windows 2003 server system. I'm specifically interested in the I/O activities of specific directories (where I have an unknown and ever changing number of files). I have a ...
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How to get real-time network statistics in Linux with KB/MB/Bytes format and for specific port or application processID

I used IPTraf, Iftop, vnstat, bwm-ng, ifconfig -a. None of them is helping me to find real-time packets that is getting send/received from my application in KB or MB format. The reason is i am writing ...
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Can I route all network connections through a virtual machine on macosx?

So far I've experienced with proxy software to monitor http connections on my machine, but I want to know about every little detail. I thought I could install a virtual machine and force macosx to ...
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Process monitor service in Windows

I need something that runs in the background as a service (Windows), watches defined process and when it crosses thresholds it restarts/stop/starts the process again? (similar functionality of rubygem ...