This post will be short and sweet. There is a list of network monitoring and management tools that I’ve gone to for years now whenever I feel the need to kill hours and hours of my life. It’s run by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Every year new tools are added. It’s really just a big text dump with some HTML tables that throw me back to the mid-nineties sipping coffee at 2AM while reading the Koala Book (this was well before XHTML was in the book’s title).
If you have ever had to work on a network, of any kind and for any reason, then you are probably going to want to look at this list (if you don’t already know about it). I disclaim any negative effects on your family life once you click through to it.
I give you: SLAC’s behemoth list of network monitoring tools
Enjoy and may you live to see the sun once more.