Techs/Network Admins/Analysts - Favorite software

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  1. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    Everyone list their favorite software!

    Network administration tools, LAN/WAN monitoring tools, bandwidth monitoring, sniffers, remote administration, anything that you use.. AND LOVE!

    Also briefly describe them so people can get an idea what they are used for without having to go search for each one!
     
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  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    ping
    tracert
    ipconfig

    :big grin:
     
  3. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    I always liked Solar Winds :dunno:
     
  5. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Spybot
    Remote Desktop
    ping
    tracert
    ipconfig
    Many, many batch files and utility programs that I've written over the years
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    Putty and Remote Desktop. I couldn't work without em. :big grin:
     
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    DSHR Well-Known Member

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    I don't use much for my job. Remote Desktop is about it.

    Working on a webpage and custom software currently :hs:
     
  8. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    snoop
     
  9. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    Putty and RDP on windows.

    nmap on unix :drool:
     
  10. R-Type

    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    ssh
    snort/tcpdump/nmap
    iptables/iproute2
    tripwire
    portsentry
    iptraf
    netcat
    pktgen
    various shell scripts I've written for various things.
    and others..
    most of the time I run these (the userspace tools anyway) on whatever unix box happens to be handy, but several of these have ports to win32 (via libpcap usually) and so I'll use them there as well.
     
  11. Balzz

    Balzz N54 Elitist OT Supporter

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    ettercap. :boink:
     
  12. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    Can you briefly describe them so people can get an idea what they are used for without having to go search for each one? Thanks! :)
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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  14. cunninglinguist

    cunninglinguist RAEPERQUICKING

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  15. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    iptraf is a curses based traffic monitor and stats generator. I use it quite often.
     
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    Balzz N54 Elitist OT Supporter

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    It's an awesome tool so you don't have to do any kind of port-mirroring to troubleshoot at the packet level. On the other hand, it's one of the first things I set up my switches to defend against it's very easy to use for an attack.
     
  18. Balzz

    Balzz N54 Elitist OT Supporter

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    Oh yeah, MRTG and Solarwinds Engineering Edition are great too.
     
  19. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    I have only used port monitoring on 3com switches. Too much of a pain in the ass to set up. Especialy if the person who set up the network didn't label which port goes to which device. :mad:

    What options are there to defend against ARP spoofing? Probably nothing my low end switches can do. :hs:
     
  20. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    Speaking of MRTG, do you know the config option to reverse the way data is recorded? Such as the inbound data is recorded as outbound, and vice versa.

    I am gathering data from the switch, but I want the stastics to be from he perspective of the server.
     
  21. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    Good job guys. It might also be useful if we labled these win32 or unix.

    also. im using a cisco 1720 router. is there anyway to monitor the traffic to each internal IP? see what bandwidth they are using? see the packets?
     
  22. Balzz

    Balzz N54 Elitist OT Supporter

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    I only know how to defend against it with Catalyst switches - you need to use DHCP snooping and dynamic ARP inspection. There are a few more things in the funnel but I'm under NDA. :hs:

    As for MRTG, you can just change the fieldnames can't you?
     
  23. Balzz

    Balzz N54 Elitist OT Supporter

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    You can view stats on an interface basis, but not per-IP address.
     
  24. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    I knew about the interface thing but I could of sworn I had seen some sort of cisco utility to view traffic per ip.
     
  25. Rob

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