Questions about all kinds of monitoring. E.g. "How to monitor the network traffic?"

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How to monitor the effect of increasing or decreasing swappiness?

I'm on a system with 1.5GB RAM (don't laugh!), half of which is generally being used by Firefox. Currently, 3% of the 3GB Swap are being used (some 80MB). I tried to change the swappiness like so: ...
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How can I monitor multiple WordPress sites on Ubuntu better?

Our current monitoring solution relies on logs, and our WordPress install isn't generating much in the way of them. Is there a way to get WordPress to generate more logs? Or is there a better way to ...
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Completely…I mean COMPLETELY wiping my hardrive

I am new to linux, a total noob to be exact. I am using ubuntu 14.04.2 I am having a problem with people at school who have somehow hacked my computer. I have formatted my hard drive 3 or 4 times ...
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How can I get read/write instant speed of a Hard Drive using /proc/diskstats data?

I know that the proc/diskstats file presents these data columns: 1 - major number 2 - minor mumber 3 - device name 4 - reads completed successfully 5 - reads merged 6 - sectors read 7 - time spent ...
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List all services starting at boot

I'm looking for a way to get a list of all the services (/etc/init.d or upstart or systemd), which are supposed to be starting (or having been started at) boot. How do you get a list of all starting ...
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process control

Lets say I have a file, and the permissions of that file change.I want to log, report, and even require authentication for all changes to that file (even as root). as in, I do not want this file to ...
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Why is htop not aviable for Ubuntu touch?

I recently noticed some UI-refreshrate-drops on my Nexus4 running Ubuntu Touch and wanted to see if I could find a process standing out in cpu usage etc. I wanted to install htop in the console app, ...
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Monitor RAM and CPU usage on Remote Server?

I want to monitor the CPU and RAM usage on my remote server and set up a notification system which notifies me when the RAM usage is high and automatically kill that process. I tried the Nagios ...
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What does btrfs do if a disk in my RAID10 dies?

I've just moved from mdadm to "native" btrfs. Under mdadm I could set my email in /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf and if it had any issues with a disk, it would fire emails at me on boot. This has saved my ...
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How to setup minimalistic log file monitoring for one computer?

I am wondering if there is a simple monitoring solution to watch over the host machines log files and notify me in some way (I use the terminal frequently, so MOTD/byobu or something else like "you ...
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Monitor network load on ubuntu server 14.04

I wanted a lightweight tool so that I can remotely monitor the network load on my server(apache2) I want to know the bandwidth usage the IP addresses of the traffic Any tool in mind guys?
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How to monitor battery condition and pop-up notification?

Essentially, I would like this comment into a working answer. I know how to extract the battery percentage from How to check battery status using terminal?: upower -i $(upower -e | grep BAT) | ...
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Install and Configure Monit to monitor CPU, RAM and network usage

I wanted to monitor the RAM, CPU and network usage for my single server using monit. I wanted a way so that I can view these stats from a remote localhost. If there was excessive load on the server, I ...
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Installation during Shinken installation

Today while trying to install Shinken, I had this error: Error while trying to install build-essential libperl-dev python-setuptools libsqlite3-dev python-dev pyro sqlite3 nmap unzip ...
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Monitor apps accessing HDD

I have SSD and HDD installed on my laptop. Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and all apps installed on SSD. But some apps are reading and/or writing data to/from HDD, so it makes OS freeze sometimes, since my HDD is ...
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record of swap/memory usage - how to do it?

Here is a quick intro to the problem, but if you're interested only on the question, I think you may skip to the last paragraph. I have installed Ubuntu Mate on my laptop with the recommended amount ...
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Monitoring user proxy activity

i want to ask about monitoring package.? which one you recommended to me? Darkstat, cacti, nagios, webhtb, sarg, or you can tell me more about it. it's okey. I am happy to break my OS and format it ...
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How force Logcheck to report fail2ban bans?

I'm using Logcheck to take care of my logfiles and suspicous activites. I also installed fail2ban and get sometimes... I would like to be informed then fail2ban blocks an ip.. but logcheck is not ...
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Linux system monitoring [duplicate]

I'm looking for tools to monitor the linux system. I would like to know what are the best/ most used monitoring tools for linux, preferably command-line or with the possibility to be used from the ...
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Remote monitor PC status

Is there a way I can monitor whether multiple ubuntu systems are powered up and online, and also set automatic shutdown times? I'm very new to Linux and looked into nagios, but from what I can tell ...
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Is there any way to show vnstat as indicator Unity?

I tray indicator-netspeed but show sum of download and upload, I want to show each one seperate, Then tray system-monitor-indicator and show total network, I want to show just ppp0 bandwith. Is there ...
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Installing nagios 4.0.8 on ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install and setup Nagios 4.0.8 on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server. What is the ideal way to do this ? The official Ubuntu documentation regarding nagios installation is related to nagios ...
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Multiples instances of rsyslogd running

I am administrating a Ubuntu 12.04.4 32bits server. I found out that at any given time there is 4 instances of rsyslogd running. I will like to know whether is not normal or if not why it is needed to ...
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Measure bandwidth used by a single program execution

I'd like to measure the bandwidth consumed by a single program launch (for processes launched from cron, in order to get an idea of how much BW they are using). I know of nethogs and the many other ...
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Gathering server CPU load statistics

I have a small server under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running some apps. Since the CPU load has increased it began to lack resources from time to time. I would like to have a way to produce a graph of CPU load ...
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Graphical servers monitoring

I am using Ubuntu with Apache, PHP, Mysql, SSH ,Mail, FTP ... servers. Is there any application that monitor these servers activities? How can I monitor all servers be actived or see any activity on ...
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How do I monitor which file changes during changing settings?

I want to monitor file/files changes during the changing any settings. I can monitor changes by using dconf watch / but this command just monitoring path for settings and I want its file not schema ...
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Monitor folder contents changes

I can monitor the content changes of a file using tail -f command Is there a similar way of monitoring the changes of a directory structure the way tail -f monitors file? I have a long running ...
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What URL should Munin be available at after default install?

I have installed Munin according to the basic server instructions (I am planning on using it to monitor my own machine, not a remote machine). I installed the apache2 and munin packages (which ...
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Script to monitor Internet connection stability

guys. I'm an unexperienced Ubuntu user and I need your help. I would like to be reporteded everytime that the my router loses its internet connection. I mean, I would like to have my Ubuntu send me ...
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Is there a benchmarking/monitoring tool that can be targetted towards running applications?

I am trying to fix a performance issue bug on one of the core apps, and I would like to know if there is any benchmarking or monitoring tool that I can use to compare my different branches use of CPU. ...
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Network traffic monitoring for unexperienced users

I'm a really unexperienced Ubuntu user and I'm having a hard time monitoring my network traffic. I just need to know what websites each one of the devices connected to my network are accessing. I've ...
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top like utility for network activity/ports by process

I'm looking for a utility to continuously monitor network traffic by process. Something like top but instead of focusing on CPU/memory, I would like to see TCP and UDP ports and throughput for the ...
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Internet bandwidth consumption monitor process wise monitoring? [duplicate]

I had some three or four askubuntu pages open in my firefox's tabs, and the pages suddenly started responding extremely slow. I checkd the system monitor, and it showed huge amounts of data being ...
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Intel GPU Monitor and Overclocking

I have an Intel Haswell i7 with HD 4800 graphics. I'm wondering what tools are available for me to monitor and tweak my GPU. I'm looking for something like Nvidia Settings if there is anything like ...
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nagios NRPE CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds

Getting following error on nagios server root@VMb:/usr/local/nagios/libexec# ./check_nrpe -H 54.255.1.99 -n CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds.
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nagios nrpe dameon check_nrpe plugin missing

I installed nagios nrpe on a remote machine from Ubuntu repository sudo apt-get install nagios-nrpe-server , and plugins with: sudo apt-get install nagios-plugins-basic nagios-plugins ...
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A tool for monitoring changes in region of the screen

I'd like to monitoring changes in a region of a window, this windows is showing a virtual box machine, and I need to get a log with a timestamp of that changes.
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Trying to test a service is up using nc command

I'm trying to test if a service is up and running using nc. echo ruok | nc 127.0.0.1 5111 But I get this response: This is nc from the netcat-openbsd package. An alternative nc is available in the ...
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how to know the use of my applications?

I want to know how long my programs have been used. For example if I use my web browser i want to know the start and the close time to obtain a total of use time. Basicly I want to know when an ...
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Execute script when disk space is low

Is there a smart way to execute a script when disk space is low? I know I can manually check disk space, but it seems like a common problem to want to delete log files when disk space is low (for ...
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How to install CPU-G on Ubuntu

How to install CPU-G on Ubuntu , so i can use it to view information about my desktop hardware .
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Tool like GeekTool [ see logs on your desktop ]

Anyone know of a good alternative to geektool in macos x? I recently switched to ubuntu and it's not compatible with ubuntu. Geektool lets you display various information on your desktop, like log ...
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Repeat a command every x interval of time in terminal?

How can I repeat a command every interval of time , so that it will allow me to run commands for checking or monitoring directories ? There is no need for a script, i need just a simple command ...
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Terminal single command resource usage

I cant find way to monitor single linux terminal command. I want to monitor this command: php index.php parse The problem is this process works too short to get pid so I hope there is something ...
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Is there a Internet usage logging software for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want a software that is able to log the bandwidth usage of every app using the internet and also that of the whole system. It doesn't necessarily have to log technical details like ports, but it'd ...
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'sensors' command from lm-sensors keeps reporting the same temperature

I've got a small cluster running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on all of the nodes. I recently set up ganglia to monitor the cluster, and it's working beautifully except for one issue. I wanted to add a CPU ...
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Installation Zabbix

I am trying to install a Zabbix monitoring system on my Ubuntu. But when I try to install it. I get this error: The following have unmet dependencies: zabbix-server-mysql : Depends: libsnmp15 (>= ...
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Determine how long the server was off, when it off and when it back on

Is there an application i can install on my server so as to know (be notified ) that server has gone off and for how long it was off and also know the time it went on again. Am trying nagios but cant ...
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Long term bandwidth monitoring by port

I represent a reasonably popular game server community here in Australia. We rent a dedicated server that has limited bandwidth. In the last couple of days we have seen a huge spike in our bandwidth ...