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realtime traffic graphic tools, RE: success stories
From: Bob Bayn <bob.bayn () USU EDU>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 17:41:41 -0700

Since several people have inquired, I'll briefly describe the backend of our realtime graphics tools.  We get a feed of 
traffic out of our border router on a mirror port.  This was originally set up to implement some traffic logging tools 
for analysis by a system developed by a programmer at the Utah Education Network (UEN) in Salt Lake City.  Our 
networking team programmer took the opportunity to do some C++ programming to develop the visuallizations of the live 
data as it passes to the traffic logging system. We just use the result, so I'll have to refer interested parties to 
the programmer, Rian Shelley (rian.shelley () usu edu), for additional details.  I believe Rian is making the system 
available (under GPL license), especially within Utah to work with the UEN traffic logging system (flowtools).

Bob Bayn     (435)797-2396     Security Team coordinator
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From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Bob Bayn 
[bob.bayn () USU EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] success stories

Emilio is right.  We have a couple of real-time graphics that help to convey the message without a lot of tech-talk.   

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