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ITP: Cricket (was Re: ITP: RRDTool)

On Sun, Aug 15, 1999 at 06:11:21PM +0200, Mika Fischer wrote:

> If noone is already packaging it, I'll do.
> -----
> RRD is the Acronym for Round Robin Database. RRD is a system to store and
> display time-series data (i.e. network bandwidth, machine-room temperature,
> server load average). It stores the data in a very compact way that will not
> expand over time, and it presents useful graphs by processing the data to
> enforce a certain data density. It can be used either via simple wrapper
> scripts (from shell or Perl) or via frontends that poll network devices and
> put a friendly user interface on it.

On that note, I just noticed that nobody has packaged Cricket, an excellent
Perl-based frontend to RRDtool, so I will.  Let me know when your package is
finished so that I can test them together.

Cricket is a high performance, extremely flexible system for monitoring trends
in time-series data. Cricket was expressly developed to help network managers
visualize and understand the traffic on their networks, but it can be used all
kinds of other jobs, as well. 

Cricket is also released under the GPL.

 - Matt

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