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Issue No. 03 - Sept. (1975 vol. 1)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 299-311
In order to help satisfy'an apparent need for tools for monitoring the activities of a computer network (see Mamrak [1]), a system of special hardware and software, called a Computer Network Monitoring System (CNMS), is being implemented in the' University of Waterloo Computer Communications Networks Group (CCNG). The'paper discusses the motivation and derivation of the CNMS, then provides functional descriptions of most of the major hardware and software components, illustrates use of the CNMS, and lists experiments and applications. In a previous paper [21, the motivation and architecture of the system were sketched. The CNMS consists of: 1) a set of hybrid monitors, each of which is controlled by a locally or remotely located computer; 2) monitor control and data analysis software; 3) a network traffic generator; 4) measurement software in each computer monitored. Each computer to be monitored is attached to a monitor. Telephone lines, possibly different from those of the network, connect the monitors to the controlling computer.
Monitoring, Computers, Software, Hardware, Computer networks, Computer architecture, Generators, computer reliability, Accounting for computer usage, computer instrumentation, computer networks, computer performance measurement

"A computer network monitoring system," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 1, no. , pp. 299-311, 1975.
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