RE: [fw-wiz] Statistics for Firewalls

From: John Adams (jna-dated-1032203522.6b0d21@retina.net)
Date: 09/11/02


To: Joe Matusiewicz <joem@nist.gov>
From: John Adams <jna-dated-1032203522.6b0d21@retina.net>
Date: Wed Sep 11 15:41:29 2002

On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, Joe Matusiewicz wrote:

> At 02:54 PM 9/11/02, John Adams wrote:
>
> >I had similiar problems with ntop. What I usually do is to filter out of
> >the traffic I deem useless with a tcpdump expression.
> >
> >For example, do you really need to know every DNS connection? Hell no,
> >filter that. Filter NNTP. Filter all SMTP that isn't bound for your main
> >mail server. Filter out NetBIOS.
>
> Actually, that wasn't an option. At the time I was most interested in
> bandwidth usage to decide on whether to get a bigger pipe. I needed to see
> the whole picture.

Ahh, I suppose MRTG didn't work out for you, then? It's a much better tool
for the job, but I bet you've already been told that. :)

-john

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