NISCA (Network Interface Statistics Collection Agent) is a more flexible PHP4-based MRTG replacement. It supports both SNMP and reading localhost's /proc/net/dev device file directly for statistics gathering. It uses MySQL to store collected data in, and stores statistics for bytes transferred, packets transferred, transfer errors, and dropped packets separated into a per interface incoming and outgoing set. It generates both graphs and a textual report table using the data from any timeframe contained in the database. The entire package runs using PHP4; it uses the CGI binary version of PHP for stats collection (running in the background as a "daemon") and either the CGI or Apache module versions to generate the GUI form and reports. It can also import existing MRTG logfiles.
Cacti is a complete frontend to RRDTool. It stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL database. The frontend is completely PHP driven. Along with being able to maintain graphs, data sources, and round robin archives in a database, Cacti also handles the data gathering. There is SNMP support for those used to creating traffic graphs with MRTG.
IPFC is software and a framework to monitor multiple types of agents in a heterogeneous distributed environment. Agents can implement logging of elements as diverse as packet filters (like netfilter, pf, ipfw, IP Filter, checkpoint FW1, etc.), NIDS (Snort, arpwatch, etc.), Web servers, and other general devices (from syslog-servers to embedded devices). It features log collection for different security "agents", dynamic log correlation possibilities, and easy extensibility due to the generic database and XML message formats used.
F.L.A.V.I.O. is a data grapher for netflow collectors. It gathers data from a netflow collector, loads it into a MySQL database and can generate daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly charts. It shows traffic split by ports, statistics on total utilization, and generates percentile 95 information suitable for billing in burstable services. It has been written in Perl using DBD, DBI, and GD modules, and can be easily extended to support new features or to present data in different formats.
BBStatus is an IP accounting package and an SNMP and IP monitoring tool for Linux. It collects, summarizes, and displays the values from its database. It can be used for IP accounting (allows you to design various kinds of accounting filters), SNMP monitoring (collects data making SNMP requests), ICMP monitoring (stores and summarizes values like min, avg, max reply time, and packet loss), and client traffic filtering (using various types of filters). It also provides user based access so that every user can log in and visualize various data (depending on access rights). It requires PostgreSQL, Apache with mod_auth_pgsql, Perl(Net::SNMP), and RRDTool.
Netdisco is a Web-based network management tool. Users can locate the switch port of an end-user system by IP or MAC address. Data is stored using a SQL database. Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) optionally provides automatic discovery of the network topology. The network is inventoried by both device model and operating system (like IOS). It uses router ARP tables and L2 switch MAC forwarding tables to locate nodes on physical ports and track them by their IP addresses. For each node, a time stamped history of the ports it has visited and the IP addresses it has used is maintained. It gets all its data, including CDP topology information, with SNMP polls and DNS queries. Security features include a wire-side Wireless Access Point (AP) locator.
NetMRG is a network monitoring, reporting, and graphing system. Using MySQL, PHP, C++, pthreads, and RRDTOOL, it is capable of monitoring thousands of arbitrary values at user-configured intervals (typically 5 minutes). Graph templating allows network and system admins to begin monitoring routers, switches, servers and other devices with minimal setup overhead. NetMRG is also capable of responding to programmable events, such as variables exceeding accepted tolerances. NetMRG can be deployed in server hosting and ISP environments, allowing users to view only their own equipment's bandwidth or traffic graphs.