“One of the major new features in Network Monitor 3.3 is the ability to run experts directly from the UI. And now NMTopUsers is available from our Experts Portal. Plus as it's a CodePlex project, we have opened the source code as well. It's a fairly simple C# project which uses the NMAPI to access data from a trace. You can view and download the source code if you are interested in more details.
The problem we are trying to solve is a way to quickly identify the heaviest users of network traffic. For instance you might want to understand if there's a computer on your network that is hogging all the bandwidth. You might also want to identify a chatty machine which could be an indication that it has been infected with a virus or adware.
There are actually two experts in one here. The Endpoint version shows traffic for each machine address, IPv4, or IPv6 address on your network. The Conversation version, on the other hand, shows traffic based on a pair of machines, IPv4, or IPv6 addresses so you can understand the traffic involved between machines…”
This is a nice expert for you to use with your shiny new NetMon 3.3 network protocol analyzer. Check out the details on the NetMon Team Blog over at:
Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer