Big Brother is a combination of monitoring methods. Unlike SNMP where information is just collected and devices polled, Big Brother is designed in such a way that each local system broadcasts its own information to a central location. Simultaneously, Big Brother also polls all networked systems from a central location. This creates a highly efficient and redundant method for proactive network monitoring.
|Tags||Security Monitoring Networking Systems Administration|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X Windows POSIX BSD FreeBSD HP-UX IRIX Linux|
Release Notes: The license was changed. The server and client code and configuration were split. Checks were added for valid greetings in the basic network tests. The incoming and outgoing ports are now configurable. Compile-time options are now converted to runtime options. Bugfixes were made.
Release Notes: The bbrun script has been rewritten as a C program. Escalated and delayed recipients with large intervals are now notified properly. ACK IDs are reused when the pagetype is EVENT, and timestamp qualifiers (s/m/h/d) are now available in status messages.
Release Notes: Color and minutes are now configurable for server reboot check in this release. Generated HTML pages in pages/subpages can have their own header/footer and rep_header/rep_footer files, and there are some miscellaneous bugfixes.
Release Notes: Some issues with the new "subpage" directive have been fixed. There are minor configuration changes.
Release Notes: This release adds the "subpage" keyword in the configuration file to allow a 3rd level of generated HTML pages, and fixes for some outstanding bugs.