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     RE: [snips-users] error in log or where is a maintainer?


I had sent email to several 'active' members almost 2 years ago offering
access to the CVS server but nobody responded. I would like to make that
offer again.

Personally, I would recommend starting with SNIPS instead of NOCOL since
SNIPS has been largely re-written and made much more streamlined. Tuc- I
know you have had trouble compiling SNIPS, but a lot of folks are using
SNIPS so I would suggest working with SNIPS and figuring out why it wont
work for you, instead of rewriting NOCOL.

The current SNIPS beta (1.2beta2) is probably the best starting point. If we
have some volunteers, i can send out the patches I have recieved for SNIPS
so that they can be merged into snips-1.2beta2 and we can release the stuck

That being said, I would encourage users who have large networks and want an
integrated fault-performance to give Fidelia NetVigil a try (disclaimer: I
work for Fidelia). A number of large NOCOL users have converted to Fidelia,
and the features such as multi-user model, trend analysis reports, etc. end
up paying for the product cost very quickly. NetVigil competes against
OpenView, InfoVista, Concord, BMC, but most of our users like NetVigil
because of the open APIs which allow you to add new monitors, new actions,
etc. Yale, Northwestern, Cornell, Verizon, Sony Online, Spirit Air and more
are all using NetVigil. If you are interested in a month long eval, you can
do so. A user group for NetVigil will also be starting up later this month.

Please send me email if you want CVS access to SNIPS.


> > Personally, I'd /love/ to (re)start contributing to this project
> > again... I know that Tuc (?) used to be very active, as well, though I
> > suspect he might have moved on to better things already?  Personally,
> > I've offered to get something up on a CVS server, but with the advent an
> > acceptance of Sourceforge...
> >
> Don't count me out Russell. I'm still around, still using it. Latest
> thing has been getting NOCOL (Not even SNIPS, we tried going to it and had
> too many issues, had to fall back) to do 64 chars for hostnames. Our new
> system we've integrated into it needs to be able to get the whole
> name for
> things.
> Theres been alot of things I've wanted to do, but couldn't justify
> them for just us. I'd like BGPMon to be able to tell me if the connection
> shut down, if its admin down, if its prefix counted, etc. I'm
> fighting a bug
> on BSD/OS with nsmon, can't even get the test program to work.
> I'm probably
> re-writing in perl. We just wrote a whole system that takes the data and
> then gives you admin tools to be able to stop/restart services. We keep
> building around NOCOL.
> It would be nice to come up with a plan, then one module at a time
> start re-writing. Even silly stuff like having to stop/start
> something because
> it won't re-read the config file is fine..... I can live with it.
> Anyway, I know Vikas will have something to say here.
> 		Tuc/TTSG Internet Services, Inc.

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