[Q] What is your favorite Network Tools Live CD / USB, which you could have running in remote offices?

Christopher X. Candreva chris at westnet.com
Fri Aug 23 01:17:45 UTC 2013

On Thu, 22 Aug 2013, Stefan wrote:

> a completely different purpose: I would like to put it in the hands of all
> remote offices we have on our network, and use it to have local systems
> boot out of it, and help us then run troubleshooting tools, from the
> central office, by SSH/X-ing into the remote live system (e.g. iperf,
> hping3, httping, tcping, mtr, tcpdump, voip tools, some "thin"
> clients/apps, synthetic transactions scripted to run at diff time
> intervals, and report back to us the "health" seen form the remotes, etc.).

I'm toying with a similar idea, though of putting a Raspberry Pi in remote 
offices to do tests from. I'm just looking for something I can ssh too, 
however, it also doesn't seem like much of a stretch to put some kind of 
web-based screen that someone in the office could run an automated scan, and 
read us off information that might help.

Chris Candreva  -- chris at westnet.com -- (914) 948-3162
WestNet Internet Services of Westchester

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