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Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) is an advanced network protocol analyzer for Linux and the de facto standard across many industries and educational institutions.
Size: 14.5 MB - Software License: GPL
IPTraf is a console-based network statistics software tool for Linux. It gathers figures such as TCP connection packet and byte counts, interface statistics, and more.
Size: 566 KB - Software License: (L)GPL/BSD/Others
Tcpdump prints out a description of the contents of packets on a network interface that match the boolean expression.
Size: 692 KB - Software License: BSD License
Nagios is a system and network monitoring software. It watches hosts and services that you specify, alerting you when things go bad and when they get better.
Size: 3.0 MB - Software License: GPL
KDE System Guard is the default task manager and performance monitor of the K Desktop Environment (KDE).
Size: Depends - Software License: GPL
Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD.
Size: 585 KB - Software License: GPL/BSD
Nmap is a free utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts.
Size: 8.6 MB - Software License: GPL
vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor that keeps a log of hourly, daily, and monthly network traffic for the selected interface(s). It is free software.
Size: 74 KB - Software License: GPL
Gnome System Monitor 2.0.5
Gnome System Monitor is a GNOME process viewer and system monitor with a nice easy-to-use interface.
Size: 515 KB - Software License: GPL
Cacti is a complete network graphing solution for Linux designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality.
Size: 2.1 MB - Software License: GPL
ntop is a software program to probe the traffic on a network and that shows the network usage, similar to what the popular 'top' command on Linux does.
Size: 3.1 MB - Software License: GPL v3
Nessus is a proprietary comprehensive vulnerability scanning software. It is free of charge for personal use in a non-enterprise environment.
Size: 8.6 MB - Software License: Proprietary
dsniff is a collection of Linux software for network auditing and penetration testing which passively monitor a network for interesting data (passwords, e-mail, files, etc.).
Size: 123 KB - Software License: GPL
GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme.
Size: 730 KB - Software License: GPL
htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux.It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses.
Size: 428 KB - Software License: GPL
iftop provides real-time bandwidth usage information on a specified interface, listed by host pairs. It is freely distributable software under the GPL.
Size: 700 KB - Software License: GPL
ZABBIX is a cross-platform network monitoring software that offers advanced monitoring, alerting and visualisation features.
Size: 8.0 MB - Software License: GPL
OpenNMS is the a enterprise grade network management platform developed under the open source model. It has both a community supported and a commercial version.
Size: 135.6 MB - Software License: GPL
FreeNATS is a PHP and MySQL based automatic network status testing, alerting and repoting software package for Linux released under the GPL.
Size: 265 KB - Software License: GPL
Xymon is a system for monitoring of hosts and networks, inspired by the Big Brother system. It provides real-time monitoring, an easy web-interface, historical data, etc.
Size: 2.4 MB - Software License: GPL
Pandora FMS is a monitoring software for Linux. It watches your systems and applications, and allows you to know the status of any element of those systems.
Size: 6.3 MB - Software License: GPL
Monit is a free open source utility for managing and monitoring, processes, files, directories and filesystems on a Linux or UNIX-like system.
Size: 612 KB - Software License: GPL
Mon is a tool for monitoring the availability of services (defined as anything tested by a "monitor" program) and sending alerts on prescribed events.
Size: 291 KB - Software License: GPL
Opsview is an enterprise grade network, server and application monitoring software for Linux.
Size: 22.0 MB - Software License: GPL
SNARE is a series of log collection agents that facilitate centralised analysis of audit log data. Agents are available for Linux, Windows, Solaris, and other systems.
Size: 41 KB - Software License: GPL
openQRM is an open source systems management platform which integrates with existing components in enterprise data centers.
Size: 1.3 MB - Software License: GPL/MPL 1.1
Groundwork Monitor Community Edition
Unified systems monitoring and network management: Nagios(R), Nmap, RRDtool, etc. - integrated in one system administration tool to monitor anything.
Size: 285.6 MB - Software License: GPL
Nagstamon is a Nagios status monitor for the desktop. It works best with GNOME and Linux, but also with KDE and Windows.
Size: 146 KB - Software License: GPL v2
gprog is a basic pipemeter along the lines of reblock, cpipe, pv, pipemeter and speedometer. It also contains a GUI.
Size: 35 KB - Software License: GPL v3
RRDtool is the OpenSource industry standard, high performance data logging and graphing system for time series data. It works for Linux, Windows and others.
Size: 653 KB - Software License: GPL
Monitorix is an open source, lightweight system monitoring software designed to monitorize as many services as possible.
Size: 140 KB - Software License: GPL
Lm_sensors is a software tool for monitoring the hardware health of Linux systems containing hardware health monitoring hardware such as the LM78 and LM75.
Size: 154 KB - Software License: GPL
Procexp aims to be an equivalent of Windows' process explorer for Linux. It uses the Qt libraries for the GUI.
Size: 15.4 MB - Software License: GPL
collectd is a daemon which collects system performance statistics periodically and provides mechanisms to store the values in a variety of ways, for example in RRD files.
Size: 1.3 MB - Software License: GPL
Tailbeep is a Linux tool that opens a file (-f), seeks to the end, and watches for a string (-s). If the string is found, a beep is sent to the specified tty (-t) device.
Size: 11 KB - Software License: GPL
JVerify is a Java app that enables you to monitor for changes in any file on your Linux system, for example alerting you to a possibly backdoored binary.
Size: 468 KB - Software License: GPL
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