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monitor when a user become a local user

i have 10 Linux hosts on my work, and all hosts have local users. but now, we are using AD as an identity provider to login on hosts. i want to monitor when a user become a local user. basically ...
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how to specify a full date in rrdtool.xport [migrated]

I am writing 3 values every 5 seconds into a RRD that stores 1 year of data. RRD is created by rrdtool.create(rrd_filename, '--step', '5', # one sample every 5 sec ...
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How to get the random/sequential IO during a time period

I know how to monitor individual IO. Possible tools like blktrace biosnoop iostat... And some disscusions also mention some specific software to do this. Using a tool like blktrace can only get the 1) ...
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"unexpected shutdown" Linux notification

recently I was faced with a Linux server which was rebooted due to an issue on Azure, without knowing this happened. There was no alert of connection loss with the agent cause the server was quickly ...
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Configure OPNsense to restart itself after a crash

I run OPNsense as a home router system, along with a VPN that I frequently access while not at home. Recently, while I was away, the system at some point became inaccessible from outside. When I ...
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There's a best way to monitor memory?

I'm monitoring the ram usage and swap of some systems. For all of them, I use a threshold like: 90% usage for ram and 70% usage for swap = critical. The problem is that my hosts works with ...
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Power shell script for Monitoring C-Drive

# find the path to the desktop folder: $desktop = [Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop') #specify the path to the folder you want to monitor: $Path = $desktop # specify which files you want to ...
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How to know the total memory consumed by an app (chrome) in linux

I am trying to find out the memory consumption of chrome browser in linux. The problem is that the sum of the resident memory (text+data+stack) reported by htop of all the chrome processes is not the ...
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Show total cpu for a set of processes in linux

I want to monitor the total cpu usage of all the process corresponding to some filter. For example all the process witch corresponds to some executable. On top or htop I can filter the process list, ...
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How to know if I was working during the day or during the night?

I am working with my computer (Windows 10 Enterprise), sometimes during the day and sometimes during the night. I don't switch off my computer when I go at home. Is there a way (like in the event ...
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How to run a program with administrator privileges on user login under Windows 10 Pro?

I would like to run a task to monitor CPU temperature while I am logged into my regular working account, which does not have admin privileges. However, admin privileges are required to read the CPU ...
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use iotop and top accumulating values per-user

One can use iotop -a to show the accumulated values on a per-process data. -a, --accumulated Show accumulated I/O instead of bandwidth. In this mode, iotop shows ...
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Detect ICMP requests on a Windows 10 System

I'm looking for a way to detect ICMP requests (e.g. ping) on a Windows 10 System. Unfortunately it does not work with netstat, since ICMP doesn't depend on a port hence all other light weight tools ...
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Prometheus Blackbox Exporter TCP probe returns value of 0, even when port is open (Iperf3 server)

I have a strange problem that I've been digging into the last couple of days. The setup I have an Iperf3 server running in Docker on this internal address and port: 10.10.2.2:5201 I also have ...
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How can I see the current download/upload speed for each wifi adapters?

I have 2 wifi adapters on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. Both are connected to a wifi network. How can I see the current download/upload speed for each wifi adapters? Resource Monitor doesn't give a ...
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I wanna create live stream (camera monitoring ?) AND make a file of it, through ffmpeg. If possible monitor with the few filters activated

As explained mentioned here My intent is to redirect the stream to a tee command, which will send it back both to the screen for monitoring (through mpv for instance) and to another instance of ffmpeg ...
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Monitor router traffic from PC

I want to monitor traffic on my home router, how to do this? I have a Huawei router. I have searched this question before asking here but most of the sites and blogs just mentioned hacking and other ...
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Alert when a partition is read/written

My hard disk sometimes makes unexpected noise, indicating activity. By eyeballing iotop I believe this process is responsible: mount.ntfs /dev/sda2 /storage -o rw,umask=007,gid=46 however the ...
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Monitoring with Wireshark on Wirless Networks

I'm a beginner and started working with Wireshark and hacking and I have some questions about it. The monitoring of a particular computer does not always work immediately. Why does the monitoring of a ...
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Interpreting atop's LVM-vs-DSK use information

Running atop on my BananaPi server I currently see things like: LVM | VG2-home | busy 101% | read 7 | write 0 | avio 1429 ms | LVM | VG1-root | busy 1% | read 0 | ...
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Windows Event Viewer: can't find user-started programs

My problem is as simple as it may look from the beginning. I want to see what programs have been initialized by using the Windows Event Viewer, but the log everybody tells me to use (Security logs, ...
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How can I sniff all my router traffic with Wireshark?

I recently bought a WiFi adapter with Monitor mode (Alfa Network AWUS036NHA) and I want to sniff all my network traffic at my home. The goal is to detect some packets sent and received by my 'physical'...
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How to monitor a (remote) PC without logging on to it

I have a Windows 10 PC that may be infected with malware, possibly with a Trojan. Various scans with antivirus programs and extensive analysis have not yet delivered a conclusive result. I have pulled ...
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What does Windows 10 Pro do behind my back?

I have a Dell notebook running Windows 10 Pro, up-to-date as of today May 10, 2021. Starting 4-6 weeks ago, when I lock the screen and go away, this PC starts working. When I go back to work, I find ...
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Is it possible to see what's processing on the GPU?

Is there a way to see what specifically is processing on the GPU, and namely which program running on the GPU is currently holding its reins? "Process Monitor" on Windows shows what's ...
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Monitor process' file access by file and access speed

I have multiple disks in my system sometimes I have a heavy read usage on my root partition. I know that there are some processes reading a lot of data, but from all disks. How can I find out which ...
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Reflect modified `hostname` in WAZUH - Security monitoring solution

After installing wazuh-agent service in a Ubuntu box( or in Windows ). if hostname is changed then, which is the best way to correct the wazuh-agent configuration to reflect the new hostname in wazuh-...
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Is it possible to look up or determine nominal operating temperatures for various processors?

I am tweaking icinga checks for my servers, one of the checks is monitoring CPU temperatures. Problem is that each CPU has different operating temperatures T_MAX etc. where it should actually show ...
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How can I grab a time-slice of process cgroup in /proc/<process-id>/cgroups?

To resolve a cgroups issue where a process is being placed in the wrong cgroup, I'm being advised to take regular snapshots of the /proc/process-id/cgroups files over a period of time when the process ...
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Can 802.11 a/b/g/n adapter sniff a b g n traffic simultaneously in monitor mode?

I have wifi adapter based on rt5572 which supports a/b/g/n. And let's say I have Mixed mode wifi network where there is AP and a, b, g, n wifi clients all in the same network. The questions I have: ...
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Getting the macOS page line printed on the monitor as a light green shadow when using Split View

I use Split View a lot with my M1 MacBook Pro (A2338). I am starting to get (from time to time) a green mark of the page splitter marked on my monitor as a green line. It's super weird. I'd like to ...
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How to read and send data to PS/2 port? [closed]

I have a device connected via PS/2 on Windows PC, acting like a keyboard. I would like to use a "terminal" to monitor the data coming from that port, and even send data to it. I expected ...
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Monitor cpu usage per process

I would like to monitor CPU usage of all processes over time. By all processes I mean being able to view each process' CPU usage separately. I'd like to see the results as a graph and I prefer Perfmon,...
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Reading live sensor information through the commandline on Windows 10?

I'm looking to be able to read out as much sensor information (thermals, fan speeds, etc.) as possible for scheduled logging on my Windows machine. I found CPUID's HWMonitor which reads all of the ...
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How to detect which process accesses a file?

I'm trying to reword this question: Is it possible to monitor which process accesses a given file/directory (on a Linux system)? Background: on a regular basis I'm detecting file access to a certain ...
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Can I limit the scope of ntop to only monitor a specific connection?

I need to be able to track client data usage between their VM and an S3 compatible object storage bucket (accessed via https). I've installed ntopng community edition on the VM and right now it's ...
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Wireshark doesn't capture on interface wlan0mon

I am using Wireshark to scan for unwanted traffic in my home network. I enabled monitor mode for wlan0 using: airmon-ng check kill airmon-ng start wlan0 When I check iwconfig I can see the wlan0mon ...
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Is it possible to monitor my Raspberry Pi based home servers remotely outside of my LAN?

I have Raspberry Pi home servers with a few services I care about. My Raspberry Pis live behind a router and are not available from the outside of my home network. I am wondering, is it any light ...
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RAM usage alert by log analytics | Azure

I have trying to set up alerts on VM RAM usage with 80% threshold but I failed on finding out the 'query' which works. Resource (data source) of the alert is a 'log analytics workspace' where I have ...
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can't find bash history executed via ruby net::sh library

In the hope for getting the commands that run via ruby net::ssh tool which is described as follow: Net::SSH is a pure-Ruby implementation of the SSH2 client protocol. It allows you to write ...
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SNMP: How to monitor devices that do not have static IP adress with Zabbix

I have some equipments in my LAN but the way things are working; I cannot set statics IPs for them, they really need to have DHCP enabled. I am using Zabbix, and for host configuration, the IP ...
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Is there a relatively easy way to monitor data I/O per program in Windows 10?

Relevant system info: Windows 10 Professional Samsung QVO 860 2 TB 6 HDDs I have recently calculated that my system is writing approximately 1.9 GB per hour to my new SSD and I wish to log which ...
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How to determine the duration for which a file was accessed/modified a program?

I would like to measure the speed of encryption performed by a utility on a Windows 10 box. Since there are no other ways in the utility itself to do this, I would like to know if I can determine how ...
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View all GPU engine usage

Task manager allows one to monitor upto 4 of the GPU engine's usage when Change graph to > Multiple engines option selected. Is there any way to monitor all the available GPU engines? It may not ...
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Monitor folder size

Is there a way to monitor and log folder size in Bash/Ubuntu? I'm running some computations and I need to know how much disk space they need. They may create some temporary folders for a few minutes/...
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How can I see the network up/down speed for each tab in Google Chrome?

Where can I see the network up/down speed for each tab in Google Chrome on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate? The Resource Monitor doesn't distinguish between tabs: The Google Chrome's Task Manager doesn't ...
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How can I monitor bandwidth use between my PC and my phone?

I've connected a smartphone to my PC using a USB cable, and set my phone to "MTP mode" for file transfer. My PC runs Windows 10 (alas...) and my phone runs MIUI based on Android 6.0.1. So now, I'm ...
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Is there any way Chromebook child security can be loosened to allow my child to install apps but allow me to monitor activity? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Chromebook for my daughter. I made her a child Google account, under my account. I signed into the Chromebook with her account, and I find her account isn't allowed to install any ...
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checkmk custom check and graph

I'd like to add some custom check and add a graph. Basically it's a bash script that write 1 value to a file every minute. I'd like this value to be presented in a graph. I can see this check under ...
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Can bootable devices be detected by admins? [closed]

If I were to boot into an external USB disk on my work PC, what are the chances that it could be detected? With my limited knowledge on this I am pretty confident that any monitoring software on the ...
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