Bug#434532: ITP: netdisco -- Web-based network management tool
Owner: Oliver Gorwits <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : netdisco
Version : 0.95
Upstream Author : Eric Miller, Bill Fenner and Max Baker <email@example.com>
* URL : http://www.netdisco.org/
* License : Perl/Artistic
Programming Lang: Perl
Description : Web-based network management tool
NetDisco is designed for moderate to large networks, configuration information
and connection data for network devices are retrieved and set by SNMP. With
Netdisco you can locate the switch port of an end-user system by IP or MAC
address. Data is stored using a SQL database for scalability and speed.
Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Foundry Discovery Protocol (FDP), Link Layer
Discovery Protocol (LLDP), and SynOptics Network Management Protocol (SONMP)
optionally provide automatic discovery of the network topology.
The network is inventoried by both device model and operating system (such as
IOS). Netdisco uses router ARP tables and L2 switch MAC forwarding tables to
locate nodes on physical ports and track them by their IP addresses.
For each node, a time stamped history of the ports it has visited and the IP
addresses it has used is maintained. Netdisco gets all its data, including
topology information, with SNMP polls and DNS queries. It does not use CLI
access and has no need for privilege passwords. Security features include a
wire-side Wireless Access Point (AP) locator.
Netdisco was created at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC),
Networking and Technology Services (NTS) department. UCSC continues to support
the development of Netdisco by providing development servers and financial
support. The Netdisco project is hosted by Source Forge.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)