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

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How to monitor folders visited by a user?

I'm working on a project trying to auto-bookmark folders based on how frequently a folder/directory is visited. I have searched exhaustively as to how to monitor folders visited by the current user. ...
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puppet master monitoring

I have installed puppetmaster in ubuntu 10 and i have installed puppet in all my clients. I have joined all my puppet clients with puppet master. Tell me how to list all the running services of my ...
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Best Practices for Monitoring Log Files

What are the best practices for monitoring log files on a single Ubuntu Server (LAMP)? Are there any specific "go-to" files that should be watched? I use fail2ban to monitor failed logins, but am ...
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How does my sys admin know that I haven't rebooted my system?

I got an email from my system administrator saying that I needed to reboot my system to apply some patches. I had forgotten about it and after a couple of hours I got another mail telling me that I ...
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How can I monitor syslog and send notification based on events?

I'm going to be sending syslog from my one device/server to an Ubuntu server. On the Ubuntu server (receiving the syslog), I want it to trigger a script when specific syslog messages arrive. Is this ...
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How to monitor data usage for each account using 'squid'?

Suppose I were to build proxy server using squid with multiple accounts. Is there a way to determine how much data has been consumed by each account? By data I mean total sum of all bytes which are ...
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monitor internet usage

I use vnstat to monitor internet data usage over wlan interface but since I also stream videos from my file server...the results are inaccurate. Is there any way to seperate data downloaded from ...
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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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samhain troubleshooting and performance

I am new user to Samhain so don't know much about it except the fact why its used. Now I am finding my samhain-2.8.5 is consuming too much of CPU. Its almost eating up 2 cores and I cant find the ...
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Is it possible to view per-process statistics on traffic usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Specific traffic analysis In bmon and vnstat I can see whole amount of received and sent traffic. But I can't see its origins (processes that sent those requests). ...
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How to install Munin

Dear's I need to install Munin on my ubuntu 12.04 for testing purposes but this is my first munin installation and I have no idea how to get this done. I followed some tuts but the lack the flow and ...
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What are the applications available to monitor a user screen activity?

Is there any application available to monitor a user screen activity for Ubuntu 12.04? Preferably in hidden mode so logged in user may not be able to find out if the user screen is being monitored ...
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How to know what had done on my computer?

Sometimes other users on my computer use my account. I want to know what did they do on in easy way with GUI. I dont want to read logs and such things. Are there such tools? If yes, please names.
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Log user activity for the last 24 hours by terminal

How can I log the activity of users for the last 24 hours by terminal in a system? Which command will give me this information?
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Bandwidth monitoring indicator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Application Indicators are available? Is there an app for bandwidth monitoring indicator particularly that be placed on the top panel for Unity? Something similar ...
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How do I run a Python script in the background and restart it after a crash?

I have a very simple Python script that I'd like to be always running on my Ubuntu 12.04 server. I thought of using upstart + monit. The problem is that those tools seem rather complicated for a ...
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Worthy iStat equivalent

I'm looking for an iStat equivalent for Ubuntu that can do the following: show my current CPU usage in the top bar (preferably only 1 for my both cores combined) show my current up- and download ...
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Monitor disk activity on a per file basis

I am trying to find a program that actively monitors how much data is read and written per second to open files and then sorts files with the highest usage at the top. This would be similar to iotop ...
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How To Install log.io?

How to install log.io on Ubuntu 12.04 & How do i configure log.io for logs ?   
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Where can I find the mon-* set of Amazon CloudWatch tools?

Once upon a time, based on the large quantity of websites saying that all I needed to install to administer Amazon services including CloudWatch and Auto-Scaling Groups was the "ec2-api-tools" ...
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Monit - issue to run program that displays image

I'm working on a Windows 7 machine, having a VM for Ubuntu (image disk: 12.04-desktop-i386.iso). On the VM I installed Monit 5.3.2, and configured some processes and applications. So I created a ...
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Monitor Internet Usage on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you monitor internet download usage? Any idea how one would monitor internet usage on a laptop to find out if any unauthorised program is making internet ...
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Dropbox error - 'echo 100000 | sudo tee / proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches'

Dropbox gives me an error that mentions echo tee 100000 but then it disappears. How to fix or remove msg?
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Passively monitoring CPU activity

So everytime I leave my ubuntu desktop alone, it seems that after a while it starts "working on stuff" -- CPU lights lighting, that busy CPU processing sound being pretty loud, etc. But when I move my ...
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Is there an application that can show memory usage in a similar manner to top?

I would like to leave an application running in my terminal that shows me the memory usage, similar to how top shows CPU and other info, and iotop shows the top I/O users. Does such an application ...
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How do I monitor disk usage by processes over time?

I can see my Ubuntu instance (on a cloud provider) averaging thousands of blocks per second, yet when I observe in real time it's hard to see which process is causing this. Is there a monitoring ...
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use inotify to watch a folder for a long time

I want to use inotify to monitor a folder on my home folder for a long period time.Can inotify be used this way or do i need some kind of a server for this particular purpose.
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Tools To Monitor Ubuntu Server?

I am looking for Web-Based tools to monitor Ubuntu Server ( disk space , ram , etc )                                                                   +                                               ...
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Monitor which process changed the file

I want to know which process changed files in some directory. I had a look at inotify-tools, but it doesn't show the pid. I also look at fileschanged utility, but in my case it doesn't show anything ...
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Why do I have more users than I should on uptime

on running the uptime command, it tells me that I have 5 users logged in. I don't understand this since I have on one user registered on this computer. This is the output 11:07:19 up 5 days, 1:11, ...
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How do I monitor CPU core usage per thread?

I need this information to optimize the number of worker threads my custom application is allocating. For example, if I just use top on a single-threaded application on a two-core machine, the 100% ...
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How can I monitor my Samba traffic?

I've got a directory shared on my network, using Samba. People on the netwerk use this Samba share to download files from my share to their computers. I'm interested in what files are downloaded most, ...
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what is the best lightweight monitoring system run under nginx?

I want to monitor my small vps node; presently serving by nginx. I do not want to use apache2; presently considering monitorix, suggest me the best lightweight monitoring system run under nginx ?
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How to monitor my wireless network?

Does anyone know how to find out who using my network other than me in ubuntu? Because I just want to make my wireless network being use only for the people I approve it?
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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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How do I get Perfmon support for my kernel?

I would like to install perfmon for using performance monitoring events on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server machine. I have read that Ubuntu kernel 2.6 comes with perfmon support. However, as we can see ...
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Why service munin-node does not run at start up (reboot)?

I have a VPS instance running Ubuntu Server version 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx). I have installed munin and munin-node. It is properly configured. It is working fine. The problem is that I need to run ...
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How I can monitor traffic on a certain port with munin? [closed]

How I can monitor traffic on a certain port with munin? I already use plugin port_ to see number of connection on a certain port, but I also need to see the traffic.
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How to make sure apt-get has the latest version of Software

How to make sure apt-get has the latest version of application or software; I tried installing monit but the latest version that I got was 1.5 from apt-get but the site http://mmonit.com/monit/ has ...
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How to get alert when the system goes down?

We would like to monitor few servers,like if the server goes down i should get a pop-up instantly without fail. I know it is possible, but i have no idea on how to setup it. It will be so kind if ...
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monitor or watch a process and restart if it goes down [closed]

I have a worker program which I start in rc.local. The program is not the most stable in the world so I would like to set up a watcher of some kind that checks to see if the aforementioned program is ...
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Automatically detect unresponsive processes

Every once in a while, a process becomes unresponsive for whatever reason. After noticing my laptop fan crying out loud I quickly find and kill the culprit in htop. My question is: is there a ...
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Monitor CPU usage in unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity? Back when I used gnome-panels, I really liked the System Monitor applet. It let me keep an eye on ...
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Apt-mirror monitoring how to?

We have created a local Ubuntu repository using apt-mirror and i must say it has been awesome. But now one issue that we are facing is that we need to monitor which version of Ubuntu is being accessed ...
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Is there an Application Monitor?

I've developed an (awesome) mozilla-based custom web-browser running on Ubuntu 10.10 that needs to always be open (it is basically a "kiosk"). If it crashes, which is easy to do in a single-threaded ...
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Is there an user activity monitor/alarm?

There once was a tool called Active Work Tracker for Windows from Brigsoft. What it basically did was to monitor user activity, sound alarm after a predefined period (say 60 minutes), wait another ...
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Software to monitor all ubuntu systems

I have more than 150 ubuntu systems connected in a network. Can someone suggest me a good monitoring software to monitor all these systems?? Like i wanna check what are all the ips are up and what are ...
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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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Log & monitor mysql databases on servers [closed]

How MySQL databases logged and monitored on ubuntu servers in real time?. I checked /var/log/mysql.log and found it empty. EDIT 1: The log was not enabled in the mysql configuration file. Now it ...
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How to monitor network bandwidth per user on Ubuntu server?

I have some shell users on a server with 300GB of monthly data transfer. How can I monitor bandwidth usage per user?