Obtaining real-time values of system parameters or events (processor load, server responsiveness, intrusion attempts, …), or getting alerted when certain events happen

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How to send a mail when someone remote connects to my server

I would like my server to send a mail to me when someone connects remotely over ssh to my server. who only gives me back the Username, TerminalID and Date. I cannot use only that, I need to check ...
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Open a directory and let it update itself using “tail -f”

Similar to my last question: Open a text file and let it update itself; is there a way I could do the same but for a folder instead? As I have a log folder, can I use tail -f with a folder? i.e. $ ...
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Find service by network activity

I see a strange DNS request at tcpdump and I want to find service which is originated from. I've already tried to find it with different monitoring tools but still no luck. Is there any proven ...
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Operations only on complete files [duplicate]

I have machine on which the files are uploaded by ftp. From this machine I would like to run cronjob and scp/rsync (simply copy them) to different machine in the same network. The problem is I don't ...
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Open a text file and let it update itself

How can I open a text file and let it update itself? Similar to the way top works. I want to open a log file and watch it update itself on the fly. I have just tried: $ tail error.log But just ...
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API Monitoring and Hooking

I am currently reading the "Malware Analyst's Cookbook and DVD". There is a chapter "Dynamic Analysis" and there are also some recipes about hooking and monitoring API calls of process but it is for ...
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Monitor history of USB flash drives

I have to setup a monitoring system for our internet server, to monitor which USB Flash Drives (Pen Drives) are mounted and unmounted and when.(This is to avoid misuse, and to capture which ...
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Issues with net-SNMP . MRTG not generating graph to monitor network bandwidth

I am monitoring network bandwidth for my servers using MRTG . But suddenly can see graphs are not generated for one of the Linux servers running on CentOS 5.5 . SNMPD service is running on the server. ...
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CPU and Memory Usage

I want to monitor the CPU and Memory usage for long hours and find the average of that on a Linux server. Can anybody help me to monitor it using a script. I want to know the readings for around ...
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Recommendations for Free Linux monitoring tools [closed]

My Linux version is Linux 3.4.76-65.111.amzn1.x86_64 x86_64. It's AWS. These days I'm suffering from the absence of monitoring tools, processes sometimes die without knowing it. My need is simple. ...
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Is there a way to get “top” to run exactly once and exit?

I find the output of the shell command top to be a simple and familiar way to get a rough idea of the health of a machine. I'd like to serve top's output (or something very similar to it) from a tiny ...
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Real vs Actual memory in Xymon/Hobbit

What is the difference between real and actual memory usage in xymon ?
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PBS equivalent of 'top' command: avoid running 'qstat' repeatedly

When I run several jobs on a head node, I like to monitor the progress using the command top. However, when I'm using PBS to run several jobs on a cluster, top will of course not show these jobs, and ...
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How to monitor Memory utilization of the single process?

How to monitor Memory and CPU usage of the single process by program/executable name(not PID);
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Lots of traffic between servers - where does it come from?

We have ten servers in two groups servers, and there is a lot of traffic between those groups - too much we think. We know this because of stats of our provider, but don't know how this traffic is ...
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How to see what processes WERE running?

Is there a chance to get the processes that RAN before my system crash? EDIT What I really want is to see the past processes. My system crashed & I want to know if a specific process was the ...
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Monitor Disk Usage per directory/file

I have a huge java app that drives my disk crazy. As I think that this issue is only due to 3-5 small things I would like to monitor what is written to/read from disk within an hour sorted by size and ...
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monitor running services and ports

What is the best way to monitor running services and ports on a system with systemd? My intent is to alert me, when a service stops running or if a new service is listening on a new port (possibly a ...
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Monitor outgoing web requests as they’re happening

I want to see a list of all outgoing HTTP requests from my desktop. I think it should be possible to monitor HTTPS hostnames as well for local clients using Server Name Indication (SNI). OS X has a ...
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How to monitor outgoing http requests per user?

I'd like to know how to monitor users' outgoing http requests. I've got a FreeBSD 8.1 server, and I would like to get an output like this for http requests: source MAC address or IP address → ...
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Track HDD access?

How can I track HDD access? Not in a monitoring sense of MB/s like iotop. My internal mass storage HDD gets permanently woken up and I want to find the evil process with an absolute list of accesses.
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tcpdump not capturing http or tcp/ssl traffic

I have been trying to learn tcpdump and I am using this command to attempt to monitor my network: sudo tcpdump -I -i en1 But this gives me a bunch of stuff I don't want, so I used this version to ...
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Monitoring filesystem activity

Say, I have a program, and I want to monitor its filesystem activity (what files/directories are created/modified/deleted etc.) This program may be capable of spawning further processes, and thus, I ...
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get cpu by user

Working with monit I need create an alert that get cpu usage of system users, so: top -b -n 1 -u user1 | awk 'NR>7 { sum += $9; } END { print sum; }' seems a good solution but I'm not sure about ...
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how to determine how many times pid_max wrapped?

Is it even possible to know that? may be some kind of tests are required to be performed in order to find that information? My system, just after I login, seem to have already wrapped the max_pid, so ...
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Internet connection drop alert

What software is there that will play an alert (PC speaker) when there isn't any internet connectivity for 5 minutes? My switch/router seems to disconnect every few days, and I want to reset it when ...
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how to know the use of my applications?

I want to know how long my programs have been used. For example if I use my web browser I want to know the start and the close time to obtain a total of use time. Basically I want to know when an ...
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SystemTap simple demo fails

Started learning SystemTap using RedHat's manual. Here is the example I'm trying to run. While executing stap open.stp I got the error: [root@ror6ax ~]# stap open.stp semantic error: while resolving ...
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List of files accessed by application

I want to install propertiary AMD driver but I would also like to know which files were created/changed by installer. Is there some application which can observe (probably by inotify) which files were ...
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xentop gives static info about memory usage

I am using CentOS 6.5 and Xen 4.2.4-30 xentop does not change MEM(%) at all. NAME STATE CPU(sec) CPU(%) MEM(k) MEM(%) MAXMEM(k) MAXMEM(%) VCPUS NETS NETTX(k) NETRX(k) VBDS VBD_OO ...
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Is there an auto refreshing graphical text file reader?

So, is there a graphical text reader or editor that automatically refreshes its text if the file is completely changed outside of it? I found that gedit detects file changes but refresh is not ...
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Monitoring Disk Latency

We have quite a few physical machines in our environment, yet we have no trending data over a period of time for disk latency statistics. We can easily run the standard iostat commands to see what the ...
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is there an equivalent to systat in Linux?

Is there an equivalent to the amazing systat command in Linux-based operating systems? For those who don't know about it, the BSD's systat command is just amazing. It displays live graphs of network ...
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simple script for monitoring a mailserver

I would like to use a simple bash script (python would be second best) to monitor regularly (hourly) if my mailserver is online and operating. I know that there are dedicated solutions for this task ...
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Needed: A simple way to remotely monitor a process on my server

I have a cloud-based server running a Java process (a POP/SMTP server called davmail, details don't really matter). What is the simplest way to monitor the status of that Java process remotely? I ...
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How to get CPU Percentage as a Counter?

I would like to monitor total CPU utilization percentage as a counter. The reason I would like it as a counter is that data won't be lost between samples (and I can have the graphing side calculate ...
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inotifywait not working when folder is deleted and re-created

I am trying to use inotifywait to monitor a folder: inotifywait -m -r /home/oshiro/Desktop/work_folder The command works and if I create files in that folder, all seems to work correctly. While ...
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Monitor when read/write on metadata or mmaped files hit the disk

On a server hosting a wide range of websites, I often see IO becoming a bottleneck without being able to identify the processes responsible of IO operations with tools such as iotop, iostat or sar. I ...
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System too slow [closed]

My linux system is responding very slowly.I should wait to get the result of my command. How can i investigate to know the problem of his behavior?
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Tracking user CPU hours

I am looking to work out which users on our system are using the most CPU resources. to check this? So I would like to find out: CPU-hours this month, (and % of total) CPU hours this week, (and % ...
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Monitoring Linux user activities and auditing them

var/log/secure provides us below information : Mar 20 08:07:07 testing sshd[29749]: Accepted password for oracle from 10.51.1.12 port 49239 ssh2 Mar 20 08:07:07 testing sshd[29749]: ...
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How might I log my Internet traffic, grouped by IP address/hostname, port, etc?

While I'm going to be switching to a slightly saner plan soon, being stuck on a 5GB monthly bandwidth cap has made me very data-conscious, and I'm looking for a way to log my Internet usage in such a ...
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What is the difference in CPU utilization between 'ps aux' and 'ps -ef'?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 Linux. I see a difference between %CPU and C output format of ps command for a process. It is not clearly noted in the ps man page. Man pages says: CODE HEADER ...
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File monitoring to pre-empt hacker

We have a hacker occasionally attempting to hack a site, and so far unsuccessful, but I would like a way to determine if the site has been compromised (i.e., files edited). The type of attacks are LFI ...
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Is monitoring rsync with a pts device possible?

I have a rsync backup script, and I was wondering about methods of monitoring it as it runs. I could have it save a log and use watch and tail, but I had a more elegant solution in mind that might be ...
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Accounting for /proc/net/dev reported traffic

I noticed that according to /proc/net/dev I am constantly receiving around 6Kb/s on my wireless usb interface. But I can't account for anything even close to that with the individual connections that ...
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Why does MemTotal in /proc/meminfo change?

I monitor value from /proc/meminfo file, namely the MemTotal: number. It changes if a ram module breaks, roughly by size of the memory module - this is obvious. I know the definition for the field ...
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How to get more accurate feedback about when a program is shutdown?

I am running some software that takes a while to quit. It must write some large database files. I have observed that, if I run the software from within xterm, when pressing "quit", the application's ...
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Monitor CPU Registers

I'm looking for such tool, to see state of CPU registers, eax, ebx, ecx, edx. I've discovered cpuid: eax in eax ebx ecx edx 00000000 0000000d 756e6547 6c65746e 49656e69 00000001 ...
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Why are ifconfig's rx/tx bytes reset?

I save every 30 minutes ifconfig's rx and tx bytes for a given interface (ppp) and I see most of the time a steady increase but there are lots of drops/decreased, as if ifconfig's counter was reset ...