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What good network monitoring tools are there to run on Windows servers?

Michael Gregg offers excellent resources for network monitoring tools in this Q&A.

Any idea what good network monitoring tools there are to run on Windows servers? Open source would be excellent!
There are many networking monitoring tools. Since I don't know what you want to monitor for, a good general tool would be WINDump. This tool is much like TCPdump but runs on the Windows platform. Another good tool is Wireshark. This is the new, renamed Ethereal. It's a great sniffer. Finally there is Snort. This signature IDS allows you to configure what types of traffic you would like to monitor for and then build a filter for just such types of traffic. I hope these three tools get you off to a good start.
This was last published in October 2006

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