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I have many computers in my house. I want to know where my bandwith is going, and what sites my kids are visiting. I am willing to dedicate a computer to log the data. I am developer and would be happy to write code to parase and report on the logged data.

asked 07 Jan '12, 18:59

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To clarify, my goal is to have one computer monitor all activity in my house.

(07 Jan '12, 21:22) Kirkb

Assuming that you are using a LAN I think one of the easiest way is to use a hub. If you connect your network to a hub and connect that dedicated computer to one of the hub ports and make the interface run in promiscuous mode you should be able to capture all the traffic in your network. This is because of the hub functionality which will broadcast the packets to all the hub ports meaning all the interfaces will be able to see the traffic. Similar strategy which is used by WLAN APs.

Good Luck, A.G

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answered 08 Jan '12, 07:28

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