LISA 2001 Abstract
The CoralReef Software Suite as a Tool for System and Network Administrators
David Moore, Ken Keys, Ryan Koga, Edouard Lagache, and kc
Until now, system administrators have lacked a flexible real-time
network traffic flow monitoring package. Such a package must provide a
wide range of services but remain flexible enough for rapid in-house
customization. Existing passive data collection tools are typically
narrow in scope, designed for specific tasks from packet capture
(tcpdump ) to accounting (NeTraMet ). In response, CAIDA has
created the CoralReef suite designed to provide network
administrators and researchers with a consistent interface for a wide
range of network analysis applications, from raw capture to flows
analysis to real-time report generation. CoralReef provides a
convenient set of passive data tools for a diverse audience.
CoralReef is a package of device drivers, libraries,
classes, and applications. We briefly outline the architecture and
provide relevant case studies and examples of CoralReef's use
as applied to real-world networking situations. We will show how
CoralReef is a powerful, extensible, and convenient package
for network monitoring and reporting.
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