[Muug] MUUG Meeting, Sept 10, 7:30PM -- Network Traffic Monitoring

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Sep 3 12:25:18 CDT 2002

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The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting on Tuesday, September 10.  The meeting topic for this month is
as follows:

   Network Traffic Monitoring with MRTG and SNMP

   At the January 9, 2001, meeting on Network Load Tuning, Gilbert
   Detillieux took us through some of the load and usage monitoring
   utilities that are available for UNIX, such as MRTG (available
   online), among others. However, the coverage of MRTG was rather
   brief, and didn't include any information on how to set it up. In this
   month's "Mini-HowTo" presentation, Gilbert will take us through MRTG
   in more detail, including how to set up a configuration file to
   monitor a network interface, and some of the configuration options
   that can be used to tune the output. The presentation will also
   briefly cover setting up SNMP under Linux, so that MRTG can get
   interface statistics from it, plus (time permitting) some tips on how
   to secure that setup.

   The meeting will also include our usual round-table discussion, plus
   some preliminary discussion on the proposed by-law amendments and the
   call for nominations for the MUUG board.

The group holds its general meetings at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of
every month from September to June.  (There are no meetings in July and
August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be a
MUUG member to attend.

   Please note our new meeting location: The IBM offices, at 400 Ellice
   Ave. (between Edmonton and Kennedy). When you arrive, you will have to
   sign in at the reception desk, and then wait for someone to take you
   (in groups) to the meeting room. Please try to arrive by about 7:15
   PM, so the meeting can start promptly at 7:30 PM. Don't be late, or
   you may not get in.

   Limited parking is available for free on the street, or in a lot
   across Ellice from IBM, for $1.00 for the evening. Indoor parking is
   also available nearby, at Portage Place, for $2.00 for the evening.

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Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
P.O. Box 130, St-Boniface	Phone: (204)474-8161
Winnipeg, MB, CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:   (204)474-7609

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