on network monitoring and security - req for monitoring tools

François D. Ménard francois at menards.ca
Sat Aug 21 23:50:59 UTC 2010

Mikrotik TheDude

fmenard at xittel.net

On 2010-08-21, at 17:57, travis+ml-nanog at subspacefield.org wrote:

> Hi, I'm putting together a book on security*, and wanted some expert
> input onto network monitoring solutions...
> http://www.subspacefield.org/security/security_concepts.html
> Nagios, Net-SNMP, ifgraph, cacti, OpenNMS... any others?
> Any summaries of when one is better than the other?
> Any suggestions on section 13-15?  I imagine I'll offend some of you
> by not distinguishing between system and network adminsitration,
> but... it's a small section right now, maybe if it grows.
> OT:
> I had issues with understanding MIBs and SNMP tools... specifically,
> I wanted to query and graph the pf-specific MIB... any suggested places
> to ask?  Do I ask on the Net-SNMP list, or is there a better place?
> Also, cacti... seemed to behave differently based on whether the
> target was Linux-based or BSD-based... I suppose the cacti-users is
> the right place to ask, but if anyone has any suggestions, please LMK.
> I hate the UI.
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