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Big Brother

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.

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Recent releases

  •  05 Jan 2004 18:00

    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.

    •  07 May 2002 04:32

      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.

      •  14 Mar 2002 05:13

        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.

        •  24 Dec 2001 19:42

          Release Notes: Some issues with the new "subpage" directive have been fixed. There are minor configuration changes.

          •  29 Nov 2001 07:42

            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.

            Recent comments

            29 Nov 2001 11:00 minitru

            Re: SNMP Traps?

            > > Unlike SNMP where information is
            > just collected and devices polled
            >
            > That's not correct, SNMP Traps can be
            > sent from SNMP capable devices to a
            > collection station without being
            > poled.

            Um, that's why I mentioned the phrase "just collected" above, as in traps being collected by a collection station...

            29 Nov 2001 09:12 spd

            SNMP Traps?
            > Unlike SNMP where information is just collected and devices polled

            That's not correct, SNMP Traps can be sent from SNMP capable devices to a collection station without being poled.

            Here's a brief introduction to how snmp works: snmp info (http://www.rad.com/networks/1995/snmp/snmp.htm)

            09 Aug 2001 14:03 KimboMundy

            Works Great
            I love BigBrother, it's a fabulous tool for monitoring web sites 24x7. I also use it to keep track of our LAN. Works like a charm on both Linux and Windows.

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