[nycbug-talk] Monitoring programs
tux at penguinnetwerx.net
Sat Aug 20 21:49:01 EDT 2005
Francisco Reyes wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Marc Spitzer wrote:
>> now for service monitoring/trending take a look at smokeping, dont
>> know if it is in ports though.
> Interesting package.
Smokeping is in ports. On the 4.11-RELEASE box I tested it on, it kept
core dumping, and I didn't get it working well enough using the various
options, so I moved on to something else.
> Of the packages mentioned (criket, nagios, big brother) any suggestions
> as to which one is relatively easy AND secure?
Big Brother can be secured by putting it behind your firewall and checking
it through a VPN. There's probably other ways, but that's how we do it,
and it works fairly well, since there's about 4 monitors for each client
through a VPN session - Big Brother, and 3 BASE screens (outside/attack,
and various others across the LAN, depending on the client.)
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