Trying out another public wave. This one is on Monitoring the internet access of the church network.
Monitoring your Church’s internet usage internally
Currently I am mirroring the outbound port of the last switch on our network and sending all of that data to a machine with two NICs. One simply gulps on the network firehose and the other allows me to RDP in.
I monitor the traffic with WireShark using the statistic options with IPv4 conversations, I/O, and HTTP requests.
There has got to be a better way to have ongoing monitoring on a tight budget.
Any questions or suggestions?