Network Monitoring With Advanced Host Monitor by KS-Soft

HostMonitor is a highly scalable network monitoring software and it is suitable for small and enterprise-level networks. You will progably say “There are dozens of programs like this“? That is right! But please check what HostMonitor offers and compare its power and flexibility to surprisingly low price: using 62 test methods this software can check almost […]

FREE Windows Utilities for Sniffing

WinDump WinDump is an exceptionally powerful command-line packet sniffer. Ported over from the source of the Tcpdump utility available for UNIX, WinDump carries over the same power and flexibility to the Windows world, all in a lightweight executable. WinDump is a helpful utility when you need to do some quick and easy packet capturing to […]

View Ethernet Statistics in Linux

You need to use the following two commands: ifconfig command – Display all interfaces which are currently available. netstat command – Display network connections, routing tables, interface statistics, masquerade connections, and multicast memberships. ifconfig example Type the following command:/sbin/ifconfig eth0 OR/sbin/ifconfig -a ORifconfig Sample output: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:d1:2a:ba:a8 inet addr: Bcast: Mask: inet6 […]

Adding persistant static routes in linux

Let’s say that you have a box that lives on subnet /24. Your default route is set in /etc/sysconfig/network as, as shown below: NETWORKING=yesHOSTNAME=testbox.domain.comGATEWAY= Now you need to get to network /24 using gateway and network /24 using gateway One option is to add those routes manually with the […]

Linux Tune Network Stack (Buffers Size) To Increase Networking Performance

I have two servers located in two different data centers. Both servers deals with a lot of concurrent large file transfers. But network performance is very poor for large files and performance degradation take place with a large files. How do I tune TCP under Linux to solve this problem? By default the Linux network […]

Creating Client SSL VPN on Cisco ASAs

Introduction This document how to allow remote access VPN connections to the ASA from the Cisco AnyConnect 2.0 client.PrerequisitesRequirements Ensure that you meet these requirements before you attempt this configuration: * Basic ASA configuration that runs software version 8.0* ASDM 6.0(2) Components Used The information in this document is based on these software and hardware […]

Mac connect to Windows File Share

By default, Windows 2003 Server domain controllers have “Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always)” set to “Enabled” by default. This is likely causing the Macs to fail to authenticate with the “error = -5000” when trying to connect via CIFS or SMB (samba) To change this on a given domain controller, go to “Start” […]

Manually assigning IP Information for a Cisco Catalyst 2960 (or other Cisco Switch)

Step 1 – Enter global configuration mode: configure terminal Step 2 – Enter interface configuration mode, and enter the VLAN to which the IP information is assigned. The range is 1 to 4094. interface vlan <vlan-id> Step 3 – Enter the IP address and subnet mask. ip address <ip-address> <subnet-mask> Step 4 – Return to global configuration mode. exit Step […]