[olug] Network Mapping
rob.townley at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 20:07:00 UTC 2012
Your network needs dedicated always running software such as cacti or one
of the others already mentioned.
FusionInventory.org is a newcomer to snmp mapping (it already has a kitchen
sink) but other parts of the project have been for about 12 years. I was
testing out a much older version of their network mapping component when i
found out i had YAHDDF (Yet Another HardDiskDrive Failure) on the server.
FusionInventory does run as a service all-the-time, but you would probably
want something dedicated to just networking.
The stuff i mostly have used came on a LiveCD (probably BackTrack /
RemoteExploit) and generated graphs but the name escapes me now, anybody
remember? This type of software is good for one off type stuff.
i had tried out netmap and jnetmap before on Ubuntu but it isn't in a
repository for the CentOS machine i am using now. There is something else
You might want to install iperf / jperf from a repository as well to
manually verify speed between nodes, but cacti will do that automatically.
Repo : rpmforge
Summary : Shows network diagrams
URL : http://www.nethack.net/software/netmapr/
License : GPL
Description : netmapr is a simple SDL-based network diagram program that
aims to be quick
: and easy to use without a huge list of library requirements.
: NetViz-style "drilldown" into nested diagrams.
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