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     Re: SQL Based Monitoring System

hmm now an xml API sounds very attractive...allowing the modules to
connect to another process and have that process issue the DB commands
instead of each process doing it.

On Wed, 13 Oct 1999, John-David Childs

> On Wednesday October 13, 1999, Roger Burton West <roger@firedrake.org>
>  had this to say about "Re: SQL Based Monitoring System":
> > On Wed, Oct 13, 1999 at 11:05:21AM -0400, Jonathan A. Zdziarski wrote:
> > >Think about this... what if...
> > >
> > >NetSaint, or NOCOL, or whatever monitoring package you used... was
> > >converted to store ALL events in SQL.
> > 
> > Sounds lovely. (Being careful what you mean by "events" - I'd
> > have two separate lots, logged state changes (nocol's log/* files)
> > and current-status (the data/*-status files).)
> > 
> > >i'm interested in developing something like this...i have the database and
> > >perl experience to do it, but a little short on the 'C' side.  if some of
> > >you would be interested in either porting nocol to something like this or
> > >writing something completely separate, please let me know.  
> Another option instead of C might be to use PHP4/Zend to interface with
> the SQL backend.  Since PHP already has some strong hooks into HTML
> templates, it would be quite easy to pull information from *SQL and push
> it to a web page via CGI/xML.
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Thank you,

Jonathan A. Zdziarski
Sr. Systems Administrator
Netrail, inc. 
888.NET.RAIL x240