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Getting started

PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:17 am
by shadowfax
I've got a major network problem I need to resolve ASAP. I've been thinking of getting IPNetMonitorX & IPNetRouterX so now's the time to do it!
Several of our servers are "ghosting out" meaning the become unavailable to the outside network - the cannot even be pinged. They are accessible inside the network!
We have a "drop" in our building to our managed switch and they say the router IS NOT the problem.
Anyhow, I want to make sure I'm thinking in the right direction:

-I'm setting up an older machine (G5 X-Server) with dual nic cards that will sit "outside" the switch (I cannot do this from a machine on the network inside the switch?)
- With IPNetMonitorX I should be able to see if the affected IP address are getting through the "drop" cable or not (showing the problem is outside our office).
- I should also be able to get a precise bandwidth reading for each server.
- With IPNetRouter, I should be able to detect certain attacks on specific machines (DDS attacks, etc...)
- If I remember from past use (many years ago) I can "selectively" block certain connections (malicious) for certain "time periods" automatically (x amount of hits in x amount of time triggers a firewall restriction)?

I know this is a lot to post! My main concern right now is finding out where the network problem is and if the traffic is getting lost before it get's to us, or upstream. With the machine and software installed, should I not be able to "ping" an affected machine and see that ping (If not I know the problem is upstream?) show up or not?

Is this correct setup method? (setting up a machine with dual nics outside the switch?

Thanks for your time!

James

Re: Getting started

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:00 am
by aron11
>Once the machine is hooked up, will it automatically re-route the connections from one nic card to the other, or does IPNetMonitorX have to be running? If it does need to be running, what is the basic configuration to get it to work before doing more configurations?

Re: Getting started

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:13 pm
by psichel_adm
IPNetMonitorX doesn't do any routing. You may be thinking of IPNetRouterX which has been end-of-life for a while.