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Re: Network Monitoring Tools
From: Jared Mauch <jared () puck nether net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 13:17:06 -0400 (EDT)

        I have a beat of my network monitoring program that I've written
slowly over the past 2 years available for ftp also, you can teach it
things like network dependencies, single points of failure fairly simply
in a easy to use configuration file, it can check imap, pop3, smtp, nntp
and other services.. I wasn't going to post something to the lists until
I had done some more rewrites to some sections of code, but people should
feel free to test it out and comment on it.. You can get it from


        Feel free to contact me directly about any problems you have with

        - jared

David Hares - ADP Autonet boldly claimed:

I would like to solicit recommendations for network monitoring utilities. 
We are attempting to monitor around a thousand nodes (and growing).  We're
using SunNet Manager since we're primarily a Sun shop.  The problem is
it's taking a full time programmer (me) to keep up with the changes in our
net.  It doesn't seem like it ought to take that much effort.  The
operations staff is competent and ought to be able to configure a
monitoring utility.  Also, SunNet seems to be a cpu hog.  At the rate it
uses up cpu, I'll need a giga-SPARC by next year. 

So, the question of the day is what's in use and really works ?  I'm not
enamored of cute GUI interfaces, particularly ones that try to draw my
network out before giveing any useful information.  Among other problems,
running these over a less than wonderful connection to my hotel room is
painful.  Something that scales well into multipe thousands of nodes would
be nice.

Thanks in advance.
David L. Hares, Senior Staff Programmer
AutoNet                                    Phone: (313) 995-6539
175 Jackson Plaza                          FAX  : (313) 995-6458
Ann Arbor, MI  48106 (USA)                 Email: dhares () autonet net

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