Go Back   DaemonForums > OpenBSD > OpenBSD Packages and Ports

OpenBSD Packages and Ports Installation and upgrading of packages and ports on OpenBSD.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 17th July 2012
Nato85 Nato85 is offline
New User
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
Default Network Monitoring Software

Hey Guys

Using OpenBSD 5.1.

Wanting to know if there are any good network monitoring packages that I can use with OpenBSD

Pretty much my plan is.

Customer of mine is getting massive internet bills because someone is in the office, downloading things and what not.

I have heard of a package that can produce reports on which computer is doing the nasty on the network. Not necessarily computer names but just looking for something that can do usage logs
Reply With Quote
  #2   (View Single Post)  
Old 17th July 2012
ocicat ocicat is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,287

Originally Posted by Nato85 View Post
Wanting to know if there are any good network monitoring packages that I can use with OpenBSD
Assuming you have familiarized yourself with Section 15 of the FAQ such that you have a baseline understanding of OpenBSD's package/ports system (the ports(7) manpage also has excellent information...(, most networking-related applications can be found at /usr/ports/net in the ports tree:


Recognize that this is the entire ports tree, so you will be finding information on packages available for -release, -stable, and -current.

A third-party site (not affiliated with the OpenBSD project...) which harvests the information found in the CVS port tree into a form more easily searched is:


Recognize that this site also presents information for -current as well. The versions of applications discussed at that site may be more recent than those available for OpenBSD 5.1-release.

Lastly, since you mentioned monitoring in particular, nagios & munin are popular applications available.
Reply With Quote
  #3   (View Single Post)  
Old 18th July 2012
denta denta is offline
Shell Scout
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 95

You could collect netflow data on the firewall (see pflow(4)) and analyze that for offending IP's. Or for a long term solution perhaps look into restricting outbound traffic with authpf(8).
Reply With Quote
  #4   (View Single Post)  
Old 18th July 2012
pcronin pcronin is offline
Port Guard
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 19

If they are using torrents, use PF/ALTQ to block/limit torrent bandwidth. Likewise if they're using it for FTP and the company doesn't use FTP as SOP, disable it.

Also of course, the ports
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Report: Open source software quality is better than proprietary software J65nko News 6 28th February 2012 05:33 PM
ZFS Performance monitoring replaysMike FreeBSD General 1 14th November 2009 09:32 AM
System Monitoring Tools IronForge OpenBSD Packages and Ports 4 29th October 2009 03:18 AM
How to: DMESG Monitoring damien-NF FreeBSD Installation and Upgrading 2 4th August 2009 11:30 PM
pf NAT monitoring cerulean FreeBSD General 1 20th October 2008 12:27 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick