Ever wanted to set up a robust, manageable and capable network monitoring system? How about one that is free to download? Look no further than Nagios with this HowTo from Rainer Brunold at Novell. With these basic steps you'll be able to pin down movement on your network in no time:

Server Preparation
Software Download and Extraction
Security Preparation
Software Compilation and Installation
Installation of Plugins
Apache Security Preparation
Apache and Nagios Startup
Testing and Next Steps

Take Nagios for a spin and look out for more of the same soon!

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