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Old 03-05-2002
Question help me

i am a student and i would like to learn how to write
a network monitoring program(passively).plz suggest me
the algorithm with code,so that i could understand it easily.
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Old 03-05-2002
There are many GPL programs that do this. For example, look for "snort" to see how it is done.
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Old 03-05-2002
This could be one of the Basic starts of learning how to write Network Monitoring program..

* Angel is a simple yet useful tool to monitor the services on your network. Technically speaking, it's a Perl program that runs every 'n' minutes (usually fired from your cron) and calls different perl subprograms (referred as "plugins" ) to do the actual testing. It will then generate an HTML table containing the status of your network.
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Old 03-06-2002
The CMU distribution for SNMP is a great place to start if you really want to master network management.... you need to master:
  • SNMP
  • UNIX Syslog
  • The C Programming Language
  • PERL, PHP, PYTHON or other SCRIPTING language.
  • TCP/IP client-server......
  • and a whole lot more !!!
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