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Help creating a sensor to show all traffic to akamaitechnologies.com



I want to create a new sensor that will show just the inbound and outbound traffic to any of the akamaitechnologies.com sites.

I see them in my main packet sniffer but want to create a list of just that traffic. I figured that I could create a sensor with wildcards but am a new/novice Paessler user and need a little help with this.

A typical entry for this traffic would have a Source IP simillar to this: a23-67-244-16.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com (

Suggestions or ideas on how to do this? Thx.

akamai-technologies akamaitechnologies-com sensor

Created on Aug 25, 2014 5:42:52 PM

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a23-67-244-16.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com (

If you want to see all traffic, you can use traffic sensor by snmp. https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/snmp_traffic_sensor

If you want to use packet sniffer, can you create following sensors?

  1. packet sniffer sensor SourceIP[]
  2. packet sniffer sensor DestinationIP[]
  3. Sensor Factory sensor

I think SourceIP('s sum is outbound, DestinationIP('s sum is Inbound


PRTG Manual: Filter Rules for Flow, IPFIX and Packet Sniffer Sensors https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/xflow_packet_sniffer_filter_rules

PRTG Manual: Sensor Factory Sensor https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/sensor_factory_sensor

Is it useful?

Created on Aug 26, 2014 2:24:58 PM

Last change on Dec 2, 2021 10:36:18 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support] (2,404) 2 1



The packet sniffer (custom) sensor only supports IP, not FQDN. You have to use a filter rule like:


Jens Tore Fremmegaard, ServerParkering AS
Paessler Certified Monitoring Professional

Created on Aug 26, 2014 2:30:40 PM

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