Looking for software that logs incoming/outgoing traffic

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  1. Cined, Dec 7, 2010
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    macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm looking for a software package that will log all incoming and outgoing traffic on my network.

    I aim to have a monitor setup with a realtime log of this traffic in order to monitor it constantly.

    Is there any software that's capable of this out there that's friendly with a mac?

    Thanks.

    (Am using an Airport Extreme as a router).
     
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    balamw

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  3. macrumors 6502

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    Not quite sure exactly what you want to log.

    You can get a summary of the volume of network traffic that has passed through your router since it started up, from the router itself.

    Or do you want a performance monitoring tool, to also see the current bandwidth consumption, with a history of the bandwidth consumption ? OS X Server can probaby do this for you in enough detail.

    Or do you want a network log ? logging all network activity, from which Mac to whatever IP Address and back again, the port used and the date / time ?

    Or surely you don't want to log all the network traffic ?

    Or was it something else ? Perhaps only HTTP traffic from the Mac Server ?
     
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    lostngone

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    Netflow

    I think you want a tool like netflow the only problem is the Airport doesn't export flow data. The best I thing you are going to be able to see it how much data is being sent and received via snmp.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    not sure if it does logs but I find Little Snitch quite useful for monitoring network traffic in OSX
     

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