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Monitoring Network via SPAN

Dmitry Kishkin
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Hi all. I have one segment network where i must monitor one host.  But there segment not have switches or routers who can work with NetFlow. And i think i can monitor this host via span(port mirroring). When i do it i have problem. Sniffers get too much information and memory very fast to low.

Some people said, i can use special soft about netflow sensor's who convert RAW traffic to NetFlow traffic. But big problem find this programms for windows. What i found  can't convert RAW traffic.

Who can me talk how i can monitor via SPAN ? or may be tell another way.

Actual , may be i virtualized router and sent RAW traffic to this virt machine, then he convert to netflow traffic and then sent it to netflow collector?

i am in panic =)

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yes, it's about $50 ... Good luck if you want to find something cheaper ... ;-)

You still could run it under linux, that version can be used free of charge.

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Take a look at ntop: http://www.ntop.org/products/ntop/

It can be attached to a span-destination and analyze everything it sees on that port.

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Thanks , i found ntop, but seens program for windows is no free. If i download ntop for windows and instal him. He not work propetly. He shows L3 host how Netflow, but quikly stop do it.

yes, it's about $50 ... Good luck if you want to find something cheaper ... ;-)

You still could run it under linux, that version can be used free of charge.

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Sad =( =) I go to setup linux =)

Another question, if i sent RAW flow to port Router, he can transfer this flow to NetFlow ?

Another question, if i sent RAW flow to port Router, he can transfer this flow to NetFlow ?

yes, but the router will also process the data. So it's probably not the solution you are looking for.

Some more ways:

FlowTraq FlowExporter can convert them:

http://www.flowtraq.com/corporate/product/flow-exporter

nProbe should also be capable of taking the traffic and sending it to a collector:

http://www.ntop.org/products/nprobe/

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Thank you very match, you answers was very helpfull/