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

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server mointoring / intrusion detection for home nas

I'm looking for some kind of monitor or intrusion detection to monitor my NAS. The following things I would like to monitor: Incoming network traffic (source -> Router -> NAS) from another country ...
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Canonical landscape custom graph script needs interpeter

Okay so i am completely new to Landscape but i am starting to love it! I want to create a graph that runs the following command: netstat -an | grep -c 8105 Which will return a number of how many ...
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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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GUI for monitoring CPU usage (including L1/L2 caches) in real time?

Is there any GUI available in Ubuntu which shows detailed CPU usage, including L1/L2 cache usage? So that while running a custom program, I can monitor the CPU utilization in detail. The default ...
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How do I monitor power consumption?

The powertop program shows the power usage, but only after about five minutes. Before that, it shows: no ACPI power usage estimate available That's one of the limitations of the powertop ...
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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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I suspect a program may be sending data to servers secretly. How can I check?

What is the easiest way to monitor whether a program (which shouldn't be using the network at all) is sending data to outside servers without my knowledge? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
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What code is executed when headphones are disconnected?

I want to execute a script on headphones disconnect but I resent the idea of constant polling of the status when there is already some code executed when it's changed.
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How to monitor my data limit on a mobile broadband connection?

I recently got a 3G dongle with a data plan of 200MB per month and I would like to know when I reach that limit. Are there any programs (preferably an indicator) which let my monitor my monthly usage? ...
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System Monitoring Tools For Ubuntu

I am looking for System Monitoring tools which are GUI and Cli or Web Based which include Basic Functions such as CPU Usage Ram Usage Swap Usage Disk Usage ( Space / I/O ) Heat Monitoring I know ...
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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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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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New program development - need help

I would like to develop a new program for Ubuntu that will monitor the user's activity ,If user frequently uses a particular software "X" in certain time (like 8:00 A.M - 10:00 A.M ) ,when the time ...
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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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How do you monitor the progress of dd?

dd is a wonder allowing you to duplicate a hard drive to another, completely zero a hard drive, etc. But once you launch a dd command, there's nothing to tell you of it's progress. It just sits there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to tell what applications are accessing the hard drive and how frequently?

My hard drive is going crazy and I don't know what application is doing it. Are there any linux tools for profiling what processes are accessing drives and how frequently? top, htop and the like ...
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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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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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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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How can I monitor the memory usage?

I have used top to see the memory usage at the moment. But I would like to monitor the memory usage over a period of time. E.g start monitoring and then execute a few commands, and final stop the ...
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What tools do you use to monitor a web server?

What tools do you use to monitor a Ubuntu web server? More specifically, I'd like to monitor server uptime, resource usage (RAM, CPU, bandwidth, etc.), Apache, MySQL and PHP.
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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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How to monitor disk activity?

How do I view my Disk Activity on Ubuntu? For example, How can I monitor what is being written and read from disk as well as the percentage of disk usage? I am looking for an application similar to ...
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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 ...