[MLB-WIRELESS] Last Meeting ReCap

Tom Fifield tfifield at melbournewireless.org.au
Sun Oct 12 15:21:37 EST 2008

Nagios is great - as a sysadmin working on the CERN LHC Computing Grid 
it makes my and a lot of people's lives very much easier, and it looks 
'cool' in a geeky sort of way.

After recent experience with it, one thing I'd recommend to anyone 
considering use of nagios is a configuration framework. The best one I 
have come across is Groundwork (http://www.groundworkopensource.com/) - 
it makes configuring network monitoring so much easier.



mw at freenet.net.au wrote:
> A second thing that I wanted to follow up on was a comment something like
> "we need nagios" - cool.  I've worked with nagios before, and that is
> something that sounds like a good project to get involved in.  I reckon it
> would be an excellent idea to extend the existing node maps on the MW web
> site to show the current status of nodes in REAL TIME - so that if an active
> node goes offline, the map shows it as a red marker - green for good, and
> yellow for, say, more than 30% ping packet loss.
> This would be a fantastic way to get an accurate indication of exactly what
> kind of active infrastruture is out there.  

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