Network Monitoring & Management


Thursday, September 28, 2006

Great NetFlow projects

In my last post some one has drop a comment about two great NetFlow tools NFDUMP and NFSEN, thanks to him for his/her suggestions.

NFDUMP is brother of tcpdump. NFDUMP reads data from log files stored by NetFlow collector daemon NFCAPD and displays flow/statistics .

NFSEN is separate project which is web based front end tool for NFDUMP.
A complete setup looks like following block diagram

NFDUMP and NFSEN are part of NfSen project

All these tools NFCAPD, NFDUMP, NFSEN are available under BSD License. And available for platform

All BSD Platforms (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD/Apple Mac OS X)
All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes)

Screenshots and download location for NfSen project

Location of NFDUMP
Deepesh Goud 5:35 AM


Hi, I've read your post before and I'm a follower of your blog.

Your post "Great Netflow Project" is somewhat I am working on right now.

Until now, what I've covered so far is configurations of the Cisco router to export netflow data to a nettflow collector.

Do you have any idea on how to start capturing these data and how to present them?

Hope too hear from you


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