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Hi all, I work in an environment where it is really necessary for me to track outgoing traffic on a solaris box by user. All of the searches I have done on just end up on Network Monitoring sites but I have more than one user logged in at any one time so I can not go by IP usage on the network. Can anyone point me in the right direction about how to monitor this or if it is even possible?...

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    Default Any way to monitor individual users traffic?

    Hi all, I work in an environment where it is really necessary for me to
    track outgoing traffic on a solaris box by user. All of the searches I have
    done on just end up on Network Monitoring sites but I have more than one
    user logged in at any one time so I can not go by IP usage on the network.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction about how to monitor this or if
    it is even possible?


    Neocron Guest

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    Default Re: Any way to monitor individual users traffic?

    That is pretty much what I thought but thanks for the confirmation.

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    > In article <cesfqo$f1h$1enyo.uwa.edu.au>,
    > "Neocron" <amiddletmurdoch.edu.au> wrote:
    >
    >> Hi all, I work in an environment where it is really necessary for me to
    >> track outgoing traffic on a solaris box by user. All of the searches I
    >> have
    >> done on just end up on Network Monitoring sites but I have more than one
    >> user logged in at any one time so I can not go by IP usage on the
    >> network.
    >> Can anyone point me in the right direction about how to monitor this or
    >> if
    >> it is even possible?
    >
    > You'll have to use a 3rd-party middleware tool that tracks such things.
    > It's tracked as an aggregate by the OS or by individual applications
    > (e.g. Apache). Since I/O is not tracked accurately by individual
    > processes (i.e. I/O completion might be charged to another process),
    > there's really no accurate way to measure this AFAIK.
    >
    > I think you'll have to have your programs that users access track their
    > own network I/O. Other than that, you're probably out of luck.
    >
    > --
    > DeeDee, don't press that button! DeeDee! NO! Dee...
    >
    >
    >

    Neocron Guest

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