It's unlikely that MRTG will replace HP OpenView anytime soon but, for a free network capture traffic and display tool, it can't be beat.
Danger, Will Robinson
Thanks to David Strom for the following Solaris issue:
Oh, here's a FYI: do NOT use "sys-unconfig" on a Solaris 8 system -- it is badly broken and will really hose up the system info, and there's no fix yet, just a partial patch. What a bad thing to break in a new OS release!
Here's another viewer note about useful IPSEC hands-on experience:
Just finished reading your most delightful article in this month's Unix Insider (those Aironet cards sound very cool; not a lot seems to be happening here in Australia, unfortunately). I notice that you were concerned about the lack of information on making Windows 2000 IPSEC talk to Solaris 8 IPSEC. You may find the following useful as we at Centrelink are just going through that exercise.
All the best,
David L. Garrard
Finally, there's a useful Solaris-oriented search site available: www.searchsolaris.com. It's full of recent news, and it provides a Solaris-specific search engine that (it claims) has access to over 2,000 prescreened Solaris-specific sites. I find it hard to believe that there are 2,000 such sites, but the search seems very effective and the content useful. Worth checking out...
Thanks to Jesse St. Laurent for input to this column.
gd, a basic graph-drawing library, is available at:
libpng, which is used by
gdto produce PNG graphics files:
libpngdownload is available at:
zlib, used to compress the graphics files, is available at: