Title: Open Source Network Administration
Authors: James M. Kretchmar
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Published: September 22, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Open Source Network Adminstration is a collection of open source tools for streamlining and improving virtually every facet of network administration.
Every tool is described in detail, with easy instructions for retrieval, installation from source, configuration and real-world usage.
MRTG: Graph bandwidth and other router and network statistics
NEO: Unify the administration of SNMP switches, routers, and other devices
Flow-Tools: Collect and process crucial interface-level Cisco NetFlow traffic data
Oak: Collect and distill syslog messages from servers and network equipment, and automatically send trouble alerts
Sysmon and Nagios: Monitor network hardware and servers and notify administrators of problems
Build your own tools with Bourne Shell and Perl scripting language
In all, this book is a complete guide to monitoring your network and help troubleshoot problems that might occur. Its structure is extremly good and will certainly become any administrator's best friend!