Monitoring

I’ve worked with a various load balancing systems (LBS). They are complex pieces of hardware and software. In this post I will highlight some of the open source load balancing software. But what is load balancing? It is nothing but a technique used to share (spared) load / services between two or more servers. For […]

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Explains how to use netstat command to display current connections and find out if your server is under DoS attack or not.

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You can use traditional netstat / lsof command to lists open Internet or UNIX domain sockets on FreeBSD. FreeBSD comes with a simple and easy to use command called sockstat. The -4 option only displays IPv4 sockets. The -6 option only displays IPv6 sockets. The -c option only displays connected sockets. The -l option only […]

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A TOP-like tool for monitoring system latency and its causes for Linux system. The Intel Open Source Technology Center is pleased to announce the release of version 0.1 of LatencyTOP, a tool for developers to visualize system latencies. Skipping audio, slower servers, everyone knows the symptoms of latency. But to know what’s going on in […]

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You can test your IDS or IPS devices to monitor your scan traffic. Use this feature to avoid detection with nmap. You may not want to get caught performing a network scan. For example, using following technique you can test your own IDS / IPS / network security from remote location or home. nmap Decoy […]

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Most Linux admins are not aware of hidden switch (undocumented switch) called -D. The -D option display a nice summery of disk I/O subsystem since boot time. Output includes total time spent reading and writing data, merged reads and merged writes (kernel disk i/o optimization technique) and other parameters.

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