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I need to monitor network activity

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by stayplation3, May 5, 2013.

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  1. Mindweaver

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    You're not going to be able to do this with out the right hardware. I would buy a cheap router that supports DD-WRT or tomato like Aquinus suggested. If you have an old pc on hand then you could setup smoothwall a linux firewall to log all traffic.
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    Probably the best post so far 1Moar. Cannot see an answer, unless I have missed it. Maybe the OP does not know the answer, so you've scored a birdie.
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    while there are legitimate reasons for monitoring network activity the tone of his post makes me wonder if hes trying to spy on a spouse or child or something equally undesirable
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    Yea, there is plenty of reasons to monitor your network, but if it's your job to monitor it then I would hope you would already have the skills to know how to monitor it correctly. If you are worried about where your child is going then stop it before it happens with something like Qustodio a Parental Control Software. If it's your spouse hire a detective.. lol ;)
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    or just do your god dam job as a parent and teach your little demon spawn right from wrong
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    Yea if they don't have access to the router they probibly shouldn't be sniffin it
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    are you talking about a water dam? :roll: If I may say then buying parental control software would be doing your job as a parent. I can tell you don't have children, because I don't care how much you teach your child they are still children and need you to harbor those things. There are bad people out there that thrive off of children that don't spell words correctly in a search engine.. I see it all the time.
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    Yes, pair that with a statement like this:
    It leads me to believe that he shouldn't be putting his nose in other people's stuff in general, but that's just me. It's amazing how you say something can reflect your attitude but not necessarily your intent. I use rape to describe one thing and one thing only and would never use it in that context.
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    1Moar, you seem to have sussed it out completely, looks like a nosey problem not a rather rare legitimate computer reason. Be careful Moar, you'll ruffle somebodies gentle feathers if you stress your conclusions too strongly, then we will have a bun-fight on our hands.

    My advice to the OP is that if all the available filters for parental control, wife snooping programs, shotguns or Private Eye`s are not good enough, then welcome to the real world, give in gracefully and join the rest of us.

    Kids with computers, grow up fast nowadays, the old days have gone forever. You can stick all these fancy kid-proof locks and chains on your PC to make it suit a Bible Class and with the knowledge these cyber-specialised little Houdini`s have accumulated, they'll pick their way through the lot in no time at all.

    Seeing where your kids have been is pointless, the game is over. You are on a loser, if you lock your PC up like Fort Knox, they will only go and play their evil tricks on another one, way off your radar screen. Not all parents care about their kids, so it is only a matter of going to little Jimmy`s down the street, whose parents do not give a damn and they can surf the porn sites as much as they like. Parents 0 : Kids 1.

    The junior genius of today is the hacker genius of tomorrow.
    What is the use of gazing at an abandoned cart when the horse has bolted down the lane ? Keep the gate shut in the first place.

    I would strongly recommend that the OP comes clean and tells us what exactly is his/her problem and stop wasting our time on guesswork. You cannot solve an unknown problem, just waste time throwing your efforts in all directions.
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    While you may use it in only one particular case, I would like to point out that it isn't solely to be used when describing forcible sexual intercourse.

    I'd also like to point out that people are jumping to some pretty strong, unwarranted, and somewhat asinine conclusions. So far OP has simply indicated he wants to monitor URLs on his network.

    If this were a home-DIY-whatever forum and I asked how I can clean blood off my shirt, do we suddenly jump to the conclusion I've done something criminal? He's asking how to monitor network activity in his network, so suddenly he's doing something wrong?
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    Correction - He is doing nothing wrong at all, but posters have already hinted that "monitoring your network" just for kicks is a rare and specific occupation not a common way of spending your time. We have the right to ask WHY ?.

    Of course we have a right to know as potential helpers what his/her precise problem is. If the OP is so secretive about his/her motives for snooping their network, then by all means I wish them to have a nice day and stop wasting the time of Forum members in some hide and seek guessing game.

    No offense meant, but why do YOU feel the need to come in and defend the OP ? Is Mr./Mrs.Miss stayplation3 not capable of explaining the purpose of this thread him/herself ?

    In view of the comments made so far, it is a matter of self pride that the OP explains any criticisms made and his/her purpose for raising this thread.

    Quite honestly we are all wasting our time on a nebulous matter and should pull out unless the OP answers his critics and expands upon his/her precise problem.

    PS - The very username of the OP almost verifies what the posters have already suspected - Playstation. It is not my intention to become further involved in this thread and I now leave it to the other posters, if they wish to waste any more time on it. Bald Eagle and out, as they say.
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    It shows that he is very likely immature. And if you think one thing you do doesn't have an effect on what people think of you.. well you're living in a dream world.
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    I don't see where he indicated it was just for kicks. If it's his network, he's free to monitor it. Also, I never said you didn't have the right to ask "why", only that you didn't have a right to judge him.

    This is long-winded and redundant. Again, people have the right to ask him what he's doing with it and if he doesn't say and they find themselves concerned, then fine, stop helping him. Plenty of people came in here (myself included) and helped him before asking what he's doing. It's like our current situation with Iran; arm them under the Reagan administration then decades later get pissed and hint at political sanctions.

    I'll defend anyone who is accused of something before there is even a slight of evidence. I could ask you a couple of things, but I wouldn't care about the answers and it would only serve to show you you're not looking in the mirror.

    Uhh...okay...?

    The pull out method is one of the least effective methods. Seriously.

    I'm really not getting it.
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    If it's even him. There is a guy with an account named "Onemoar" at that same website. There is also a guy with an account named "Onemoar" at some GrownUpsInSpandex website. I didn't even bother clicking that link.

    Actually, I'm living in the real world. I didn't suggest what he does in Warrock doesn't have an effect on what people think of him. I did suggest strongly that it doesn't relate to what he's trying to do here.

    All I'm trying to do is curb the nonsense. Stop suggesting OP is up to something criminal. He's already been asked what he's doing and if he doesn't answer and people are suspicious, like has been said, stop posting.
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    I have nothing to hide I am indeed registered on both sites PROBLEM?
    also it turns out hes like 14 according to his youtube profile
    also you can stop with the mini-modding you aren't a mod so please don't act like one
    when someone asks for info on doing some serious wiretapping/or network monitoring it raises a few red flags especially if said person is under the age of 18
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    BE is back for one more wasted second, simply to endorse your last immortal words about this thread.
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    In the future, if you feel that your moral compass won't let you help someone within the topic on this forum don't bother posting. There are other outlets where you can broadcast your belief systems and this isn't one of them.

    There are some people who understand this and gave legitimate answers, no need to continue this discussion.
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