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 From:  Mark Wass <mark at market dash analyst dot com>
 To:  Chris Janvrin <chrisjanvrin at sellmytimesharenow dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Could someone please recommend a good network monitoring package compatible with m0n0?
 Date:  Fri, 19 Jan 2007 10:26:57 +1000
Hi Chris

We use a web proxy called Censornet (http://www.censornet.com/) to 
control what our staff look at on the internet. I simply set up rules  
on my mono box that only allows  port 80 and 443 out via the web proxies 
IP address, all other LAN IP's are blocked on port 80 and 443, of course 
you can customise this as you please.


Chris Janvrin wrote:
> As always, thanks for looking!
> The company I work for is growing rapidly, and like any growing company we
> are beginning to face challenges as new personnel are added to our network.
> At the moment we beginning to have a rough time with new personnel abusing
> our bandwidth. Consequently, I need some sort of network reporting package
> that will allow me to track what sites are being visited by individual
> network clients. 
> Will WallWatcher give me this functionality? I have attempted to experiment
> with the reporting features but for some reason the reporting module crashes
> on the PC it's running on. In fairness to WallWatcher this instability is
> no-doubt due to the obsolete hardware I'm trying to run it on, not a fault
> of the software itself.
> If WallWatcher won't give me the functionality I'm looking for could someone
> please help to point me in the right direction? Google searches have given
> me results like zenoss for example, but the nix version of zenoss was quite
> a challenge to install and configure, at least for a non Linux guru like me.
> Any expertise or insight would be greatly appreciated. If it helps, we are
> currently running m0n0 v1.22 on two Soekris net4801-50s with lan1641
> expansion cards and vpn1411 accelerators. We now have just over 90 client
> PCs now in a mixed Win2k and XP pro environment, as well as several servers.
> Chris Janvrin