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USENIX Tenth System Administration Conference (LISA '96)

OC3MON: Flexible, Affordable, High Performance Statistics Collection

Joel Apisdorf, k claffy (NLANR), Kevin Thompson, & Rick Wilder


The Internet is rapidly growing in number of users, traffic levels, and topological complexity. At the same time it is increasingly driven by economic competition. These developments render it more difficult, and yet more critical, to characterize network usage and workload trends, and point to the need for a high performance monitoring system that can provide workload data to Internet users and administrators. To ensure the practicality of using the monitor at variety of locations, implementation on low cost, commodity hardware is a necessity.

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