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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When was my machine last touched?

It is occasionally useful for me to know when my machine (Debian wheezy) was last touched. To be precise, I mean the more recent of the times I typed on the keyboard or moved the mouse. When I ...
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Shell script to monitor log files going over a certain size [duplicate]

Due to another issue I'm tracking down, one of my app servers occasionally starts generating a large amount of errors and then becomes unresponsive. For now, the simple solution is to restart the ...
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SMTP connectivity issue in Zenoss (“Connection unexpectedly closed”)

I am using Zenoss for monitoring purpose. I have been using its mail service for a long time. Suddenly my mail service in zenoss stopped and started showing <class ...
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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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Measuring CPU and Memory per user to distribute “cost” of a server

How should I implement approximately correct per-user monitoring on a server? I want a way to split the cost of a server between the users based on their usage. On newer machines (RHEL6) I would use ...
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Forcing an 'added' alias to every command

Is it possible to forcibly add a timing alias (for lack of a better way to phrase it) to every command in bash? For example, I would like to have a specific user who whenever a command is run, it is ...
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Network bandwidth measurement on Solaris

I want to install pathtest or a program like it in a Sparc server running solaris 10. The purpose is to make a speedtest server to my remote sites. It is mentioned in pathtest FAQ that it only ...
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Remote monitoring Linux server from Ubuntu workstation via SSH [closed]

I am looking for a convenient way to monitor my Ubuntu server from my laptop (running Ubuntu Desktop). I understand this is easily achievable by SSHing to the server and running commands, but I'd like ...
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Cron job to check if PHP script is running, if not then run

I am wondering if someone might point me in the right direction. I've got little experience working with the Linux command line and recently due to various factors in work I've been required to gain ...
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List ports a process PID is listening on (preferably using iproute2 tools)?

I'm looking to list all ports a PID is currently listening on. How would you recommend I get this kind of data about a process? NOTE: I was surprised I could not easily find an answer to this!
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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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CPU usage monitoring in AIX servers

In order to monitor the CPU usage in an AIX server I'm using the following script that is executed every 10 mins. lparstat 2 10 > cpu usage=$(tail -10 cpu | awk 'BEGIN {sum=0;} {sum+=$4} END{print ...
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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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Ensure a process is always running

I started hosting sites a while back using Cherokee. For external sources (FastCGI, etc) it has an option to launch the process if it can't find one running on the designated socket or port. This is ...
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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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Monitor mode wifi only seeing broadcast packets

I have pretty much exhausted every link I have found on google regarding this topic, and I'd like some of the most experienced eyes on the problem, because something obscure must be going on. Systems ...
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Turning off mailing in psad

The psad monitoring tool keeps on sending lots of mail to my localhost admin account. I use my ubuntu server as a NAT router, and psad warned me to enable logging in iptables. After I did so, it ...
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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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Is there a tool that allows logging of memory usage?

I want to monitor memory usage of a process, and I want this data to be logged. Does such a tool exist?
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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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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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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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How to monitor incoming http requests

How can I monitor incoming HTTP requests to port 80? I have set up web hosting on my local machine using DynDNS and Nginx. I wanted to know how many request are made on my server every day. Currently ...
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Script to monitor folder for new files?

How do I detect new files in a folder with a bash script? I would like to process the files as soon as they are created in the folder. Is this possible to do so or do I have to schedule a script with ...
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Can conky monitor other Linux computers on the network?

I know conky can monitor my personal computer, but can it monitor the other Linux servers I have on the network? I'd like to see data on CPU and memory usage and some critical processes each server ...
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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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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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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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Determine which process is creating a file

Given file path, how can I determine which process creates it (and/or reads/writes to it)?
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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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On-the-fly monitoring HTTP requests on a network interface?

For debugging purposes I want to monitor the http requests on a network interface. Using a naive tcpdump command line I get too much low-level information and the information I need is not very ...
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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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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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How to I install zabbix-agent over apt-get

Why is it that on my Ubuntu 13.04 system I can easilly install zabbix-agent by doing apt-get install zabbix-agent. When I do it in Debian 7.1, it says that the package zabbix-agent can not be found. ...
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How can I see what processes are running?

I use Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I would like to see what processes are running. I know that PostgreSQL is running on my machine but I can not see it with the top or ps commands, so I assume that they ...
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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 ...