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10     <font size="2" face="arial,sans-serif">
11    
12 tdb 1.28 <center><h3>Project News</h3></center>
13 tdb 1.41
14     <p align="justify">
15     <b>Sunday 8 June 2003</b><br><br>
16     The i-scream website, email, and cvs facilities are now all
17 tdb 1.42 run from a <a href="http://www.freebsd.org">FreeBSD</a> server.<br>
18 tdb 1.41 <a href="http://www.freebsd.org">
19 tdb 1.43 <img src="/powerlogo.gif" width="171" height="64" border="0" alt="Powered By FreeBSD">
20 tdb 1.41 </a>
21     </p>
22 tdb 1.39
23     <p align="justify">
24     <b>Wednesday 7 May 2003</b><br><br>
25 tdb 1.40 We've <a href="http://www.freshmeat.net/projects/libstatgrab">
26 tdb 1.39 released</a> libstatgrab 0.4 as an individual product. You can
27     download it <a href="http://snapshots.i-scream.org/libstatgrab">
28     here</a>. This release is functionally complete, but lacks
29     documentation. We hope to rectify this in the next release.
30     </p>
31 tdb 1.28
32 tdb 1.36 <p align="justify">
33     <b>Tuesday 4 February 2003</b><br><br>
34     Over the coming week we will be making snapshot builds of the
35     i-scream central monitoring system from the CVS repository.
36     These builds will have quite a few changes from the downloads
37     currently available (a document detailing them will be
38     released later on), so please give them a whirl. We would be
39 tdb 1.38 grateful if you <a href="mailto:dev@i-scream.org">contacted</a>
40 tdb 1.36 us with any questions or bugs.<br><br>
41     The downloads will be available on our snapshot server :-<br>
42 tdb 1.38 <a href="http://snapshots.i-scream.org/">
43     http://snapshots.i-scream.org/</a>.
44 tdb 1.36 </p>
45    
46 tdb 1.28 <p align="justify">
47 tdb 1.31 <b>Saturday 1 June 2002</b><br><br>
48     Work has now been finished on a new ihost written in C. This has
49 tdb 1.32 been in the pipeline for a long time, and we're glad to finally
50     see an efficient native host! Credit goes to our new developer
51 tdb 1.31 <a href="/who.shtml">Pete</a>. Until we update the downloads
52     pages you can download the new ihost
53 tdb 1.38 <a href="http://snapshots.i-scream.org/ihost/">
54 tdb 1.31 here</a>.
55     </p>
56    
57     <p align="justify">
58     <b>Tuesday 21 May 2002</b><br><br>
59     We've finally put the finishing touches to the new
60     <a href="http://rrdtool.eu.org">RRDtool</a> based graphing system.
61     It's working well, and has done away with the MySQL database
62     backend which took up far too many resources. This new system
63     generates the graphs in a more realtime nature, allowing more
64     flexible graphs to be generated. This is currently only available
65 tdb 1.38 through <a href="http://cvs.i-scream.org/cms/source/reports/rrdgraphing/">
66 tdb 1.31 CVS</a>.
67     </p>
68    
69     <p align="justify">
70     <b>Saturday 18 May 2002</b><br><br>
71     The i-scream central monitoring system is now <a href="/license.shtml">
72 tdb 1.33 licensed</a> under the GNU Public License. We are currently working
73 tdb 1.31 to make full downloads, including source, available on this site.
74     </p>
75    
76     <p align="justify">
77 tdb 1.28 <b>Thursday 7 Feb 2002</b><br><br>
78 tdb 1.30 The alerting section of the i-scream central monitoring system
79     now makes full use of an externally developed IRC bot for it's IRC
80 tdb 1.28 connectivity. To find out more about this IRC bot, please visit
81 tdb 1.29 the author's website at <a href="http://www.jibble.org">
82 tdb 1.28 http://www.jibble.org</a>.
83     </p>
84    
85     <p align="justify">
86     <b>Tuesday 8 Jan 2002</b><br><br>
87     Java ACL (Access Control List) code has been added to the util
88     package of the i-scream server. This code will ultimately allow
89     the server to be more secure when exposed to the Internet. More
90 tdb 1.38 details can be found <a href="http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/tdb/#acl">
91 tdb 1.29 here</a> on the author's website.
92 tdb 1.28 </p>
93    
94     <p>&nbsp;</p>
95     <center><h3>About i-scream</h3></center>
96    
97     <p align="justify">
98     <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-alerter-email.gif" width="100" height="107" align="left"></a>
99     Details of the i-scream central monitoring system can be found
100     on the <b><a href="features.shtml">features and overview</a></b> page.
101     A variety of <b><a href="screenshots">screen shots</a></b> from the
102     system show some of the key features in use. The <b><a href="reports">reports demo</a></b>
103     page provides a static example of what the i-scream reports (alerts,
104     historical graphs, and live data) could look like on a production system.
105     </p>
106    
107 tdb 1.1 <p align="justify">
108 tdb 1.28 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-conient-main.gif" width="100" height="107" align="right"></a>
109     The latest source code is available in the <b><a href="cvs.shtml">CVS</a></b>
110     repository, with binary downloads on the downloads page. The
111     <b><a href="documentation">documentation</a></b> page has details of
112     installation, use and maintenance for the end user and developer.
113     We value feedback and comments from you, so please drop us an e-mail
114 tdb 1.38 to <a href="mailto:dev@i-scream.org">dev@i-scream.org</a>.
115 pjm2 1.5 </p>
116 tdb 1.28
117     <p>&nbsp;</p>
118     <center><h3>Current Work</h3></center>
119    
120 pjm2 1.5 <p align="justify">
121 tdb 1.31 <b>Extending monitoring facilites</b><br><br>
122 tdb 1.28 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-reports-raptor-load15.gif" width="100" height="107" align="left"></a>
123 tdb 1.31 Work is continuing, in conjunction with the new ihost, to extend
124     the range of i-scream's monitoring. Currently we are adding new
125     features to more accurately monitoring memory and swap usage,
126     along with more disk statistics. We are also planning to improve
127     the rather basic service monitors which are currently in place.
128 tdb 1.32 There are also many more subtle changes that need to be made to
129     improve the reliability and usefulness of i-scream's monitoring.
130 pjm2 1.11 </p>
131 tdb 1.31
132 pjm2 1.7 <p align="justify">
133 tdb 1.28 <b>Server security</b><br><br>
134     Security was something mostly overlooked in the original stage
135     of this project (due to the academic nature of the work). However,
136     once in production use this has become an issue, and is being
137     addressed. Initially the plan is to lock down the external points
138     of access (TCP & UDP) in the server to specific hosts. In the
139     longer term, encryption of data would be nice, but would take a
140     lot more time and work.
141 tdb 1.1 </p>
142 tdb 1.9
143     <p align="justify">
144 tdb 1.28 <b>Testing and Development</b><br><br>
145     <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-winhost-main.gif" width="100" height="62" align="right"></a>
146     The i-scream system is being tested and developed within the
147     Univeristy of Kent Computer Science department by the Systems
148     Group. This has led to many bug fixes and minor feature
149     enhancements, and will hopefully help to aid the long term
150     development of the system.
151 tdb 1.9 </p>
152 tdb 1.28
153 tdb 1.1 <p>&nbsp;</p>
154 tdb 1.28 <center><h3>Project History</h3></center>
155 tdb 1.1
156     <p align="justify">
157 pjm2 1.15 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-reports-raptor-latest-misc.gif" width="100" height="104" align="left"></a>
158 pjm2 1.14 The i-scream Distributed Central Monitoring System started off as
159 tdb 1.38 a final year project for a group of <a href="http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk">
160     Computer Science</a> students at the <a href="http://www.kent.ac.uk">
161 tdb 1.28 University of Kent at Canterbury</a>, UK. The project was completed at
162     4pm on 29 March 2001. It consisted of five lever-arch folders containing
163     mostly source code and documentation. The CVS repository was tagged to
164     signify this even, however, the project is still being developed by the
165     <a href="acknowledgements.shtml">core development team</a>.
166 tdb 1.6 </p>
167    
168     <p align="justify">
169 pjm2 1.15 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-ihost-main.gif" width="100" height="51" align="right"></a>
170 tdb 1.18 As can be seen in our &quot;<a href="/probdomain.shtml">problem domain</a>&quot; document, the project
171 tdb 1.6 was aimed at the UKC Computer Science department, and as such
172 pjm2 1.22 we believed that a demonstration to the &quot;customer&quot; was important. The
173 pjm2 1.12 feedback from our demonstation was more positive than we had
174 tdb 1.27 anticipated. We believe that the system may now be of interest
175     to anybody who wishes to monitor a number of machines on their
176     network using a central configuration. The i-scream central
177     monitoring system is now being used by the UKC Computer Science
178     department, and their feedback is being used to further improve
179     the product.
180 tdb 1.1 </p>
181    
182     <p align="justify">
183 pjm2 1.15 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-conient-config.gif" width="100" height="48" align="left"></a>
184 pjm2 1.14 The name <i>i-scream</i> arose from a meeting whereupon one member
185     of the <a href="acknowledgements.shtml">development team</a> felt a strange urge to draw an ice cream on the discussion board.
186 tdb 1.1 It later became apparent that we had no name for our project (other
187     than 'The Project'). It seemed only natural to name our project after
188     the ice cream that had been oh-so-randomly drawn on the white board.
189     Copyright issues immediately ruled out anything involving Mr Whippy,
190 pjm2 1.14 so we had to settle for <i>i-scream</i>. And thus, we were left with a cunning
191 tdb 1.1 play on words - it still sounded like <i>ice cream</i>, yet also
192 tdb 1.26 served as a functional description of our system - namely, one which
193 tdb 1.1 screams at somebody if something has gone wrong...
194     </p>
195     <p align="justify">
196 tdb 1.23
197 tdb 1.24 <p>&nbsp;</p>
198 tdb 1.28 <center><h3>Searching i-scream</h3></center>
199 tdb 1.24
200 tdb 1.23 <!-- Search Google -->
201     <center>
202 tdb 1.28 <FORM method=GET action=http://www.google.com/custom>
203     <TABLE bgcolor=#FFFFFF cellspacing=0 border=0>
204     <tr>
205     <td valign="middle">
206     <A HREF=http://www.google.com/search>
207     <IMG SRC=http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_40wht.gif border=0 ALT=Google align=middle width="128" height="53"></A>
208     </td>
209     <td valign="middle">
210 tdb 1.44 <input type=hidden name=domains value="i-scream.org;i-scream.org.uk">
211 tdb 1.38 <input type=hidden name=sitesearch value="i-scream.org">
212 tdb 1.28 <INPUT TYPE=text name=q size=35 maxlength=255 value="">
213     <INPUT type=submit name=sa VALUE="Search">
214 tdb 1.44 <INPUT type=hidden name=cof VALUE="T:#000066;LW:502;ALC:#3333cc;L:http://www.i-scream.org/i-scream.gif;LC:#0000ff;LH:37;BGC:#ffffff;AH:left;VLC:#3333cc;GL:0;S:http://www.i-scream.org/;AWFID:d646a9fd69e7d9cb;">
215 tdb 1.28 </td>
216     </tr>
217     </TABLE>
218     </FORM>
219 tdb 1.23 </center>
220     <!-- Search Google -->
221    
222 tdb 1.1 </p>
223     </font>
224     </td>
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