Hey, I run my own site off my server which I completely manage. It runs CentOS, and I was wondering if WhatPulse could be installed within it? I ask as I do not have a way of accessing a GUI, and everything is done within the command line (putty). Could I install and run it in that environment?
Also, what stats would I be able to track with it? I am guessing that it would be capable of tracking uptime, and I would like if I could sync up upload/download with it as well, although I am not sure this is possible within CentOS. WinPCap seems to have a generic linux version that might work?
Let me know as I would love to give this a try. If I manage to get it all going, I’d be happy to pop a guide on how to do it within the KB so that other people can have a go should they wish to get whatpulse on their server that is running CentOS.
I don’t know the specific limitations of the Linux client with CentOS, but I’ve seen servers tracking all stats (Input, bandwidth, and uptime). But, as with any Linux configuration, your mileage may vary.
Yeh, I wouldn’t want it tracking input such as keys/clicks unless it was definately my own input, not the users of the server, ie visitors of the site etc. I guess if its through Gnome, it would only be the input on Gnome.
I’m not after keyboard input in all honesty, I am more after the uptime/upload/download so that I can track and compare how my server is doing/handling visitors/uptime versus actual server uptime etc. Most of the top people on the uptime stats have many years of uptime, which is only possible from 24/7 servers/computers, and many of them being used per profile, so I assumed that servers were allowed for this reason. The only time I would condone it tracking keys/clicks would be if I was performing my own commands on the server as part of my maintanence etc, but this would only be minimal.
I don’t agree, because if I had a massive upload speed and torrented/seeded, I would be uploading endless data to users who are downloading my data. The same occurs with the server, and as it is my server which I am completely in control of, I feel I am generating that traffic in exactly the same way, and it is therefore not cheating.
Generating traffic is kind of a grey area. What if people are serving things from their desktop PC? What about a p2p program such as bitcoin-qt? Most of the traffic is generated from network peers, and it can be used as both a desktop app for managing your bitcoin wallet, and a server utility. What if your mother-in-law is spamming you with video messages on Skype while you’re not home?
I just installed WhatPulse on one of my PCs’ but I run my own servers and on one of them that emails to my website subscribers I need to measure the bandwidth that that particular server uses when doing a large emailing. I don’t want to monitor anything else and doing it as a onetime event would also work for me.
I didn’t quite follow WHY servers aren’t condoned?
Would WhatPulse do this for me? And/or does anyone have any other suggestions for bandwidth measurement?
It’s not going to be clear to users of Windows servers. Also, I can see why SearchBuzz thought that if he personally hosts the website, then it’s his traffic to record. I suggest writing something about servers in the rules on the knowledge base.