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12 tdb 1.28 <center><h3>Project News</h3></center>
13 tdb 1.41
14     <p align="justify">
15 tdb 1.46 <b>Monday 25 August 2003</b><br><br>
16     We're pleased to announce a new release of libstatgrab. You
17     can download version 0.5 from
18     <a href="http://snapshots.i-scream.org/libstatgrab">here</a>.
19     This release provides both documentation and examples, which
20     we hope will make the package more useable. Stay tuned for the
21     next release with some useful tools.
22     </p>
23    
24     <p align="justify">
25 tdb 1.45 <b>Tuesday 15 July 2003</b><br><br>
26     We have moved the i-scream support and bug tracking to a new
27     facility on the i-scream server. For further details please
28     see <a href="/support.shtml">this</a> page.
29     </p>
30    
31     <p align="justify">
32 tdb 1.41 <b>Sunday 8 June 2003</b><br><br>
33     The i-scream website, email, and cvs facilities are now all
34 tdb 1.42 run from a <a href="http://www.freebsd.org">FreeBSD</a> server.<br>
35 tdb 1.41 <a href="http://www.freebsd.org">
36 tdb 1.43 <img src="/powerlogo.gif" width="171" height="64" border="0" alt="Powered By FreeBSD">
37 tdb 1.41 </a>
38     </p>
39 tdb 1.45
40 tdb 1.39 <p align="justify">
41 tdb 1.36 <b>Tuesday 4 February 2003</b><br><br>
42     Over the coming week we will be making snapshot builds of the
43     i-scream central monitoring system from the CVS repository.
44     These builds will have quite a few changes from the downloads
45     currently available (a document detailing them will be
46     released later on), so please give them a whirl. We would be
47 tdb 1.38 grateful if you <a href="mailto:dev@i-scream.org">contacted</a>
48 tdb 1.36 us with any questions or bugs.<br><br>
49     The downloads will be available on our snapshot server :-<br>
50 tdb 1.38 <a href="http://snapshots.i-scream.org/">
51     http://snapshots.i-scream.org/</a>.
52 tdb 1.36 </p>
53    
54 tdb 1.28 <p align="justify">
55 tdb 1.31 <b>Saturday 1 June 2002</b><br><br>
56     Work has now been finished on a new ihost written in C. This has
57 tdb 1.32 been in the pipeline for a long time, and we're glad to finally
58     see an efficient native host! Credit goes to our new developer
59 tdb 1.31 <a href="/who.shtml">Pete</a>. Until we update the downloads
60     pages you can download the new ihost
61 tdb 1.38 <a href="http://snapshots.i-scream.org/ihost/">
62 tdb 1.31 here</a>.
63     </p>
64    
65     <p align="justify">
66     <b>Tuesday 21 May 2002</b><br><br>
67     We've finally put the finishing touches to the new
68     <a href="http://rrdtool.eu.org">RRDtool</a> based graphing system.
69     It's working well, and has done away with the MySQL database
70     backend which took up far too many resources. This new system
71     generates the graphs in a more realtime nature, allowing more
72     flexible graphs to be generated. This is currently only available
73 tdb 1.38 through <a href="http://cvs.i-scream.org/cms/source/reports/rrdgraphing/">
74 tdb 1.31 CVS</a>.
75     </p>
76    
77 tdb 1.28 <p align="justify">
78     <b>Tuesday 8 Jan 2002</b><br><br>
79     Java ACL (Access Control List) code has been added to the util
80     package of the i-scream server. This code will ultimately allow
81     the server to be more secure when exposed to the Internet. More
82 tdb 1.38 details can be found <a href="http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/tdb/#acl">
83 tdb 1.29 here</a> on the author's website.
84 tdb 1.28 </p>
85    
86     <p>&nbsp;</p>
87     <center><h3>About i-scream</h3></center>
88    
89     <p align="justify">
90     <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-alerter-email.gif" width="100" height="107" align="left"></a>
91     Details of the i-scream central monitoring system can be found
92     on the <b><a href="features.shtml">features and overview</a></b> page.
93     A variety of <b><a href="screenshots">screen shots</a></b> from the
94     system show some of the key features in use. The <b><a href="reports">reports demo</a></b>
95     page provides a static example of what the i-scream reports (alerts,
96     historical graphs, and live data) could look like on a production system.
97     </p>
98    
99 tdb 1.1 <p align="justify">
100 tdb 1.28 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-conient-main.gif" width="100" height="107" align="right"></a>
101     The latest source code is available in the <b><a href="cvs.shtml">CVS</a></b>
102     repository, with binary downloads on the downloads page. The
103     <b><a href="documentation">documentation</a></b> page has details of
104     installation, use and maintenance for the end user and developer.
105     We value feedback and comments from you, so please drop us an e-mail
106 tdb 1.38 to <a href="mailto:dev@i-scream.org">dev@i-scream.org</a>.
107 pjm2 1.5 </p>
108 tdb 1.28
109     <p>&nbsp;</p>
110     <center><h3>Current Work</h3></center>
111    
112 pjm2 1.5 <p align="justify">
113 tdb 1.31 <b>Extending monitoring facilites</b><br><br>
114 tdb 1.28 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-reports-raptor-load15.gif" width="100" height="107" align="left"></a>
115 tdb 1.31 Work is continuing, in conjunction with the new ihost, to extend
116     the range of i-scream's monitoring. Currently we are adding new
117     features to more accurately monitoring memory and swap usage,
118     along with more disk statistics. We are also planning to improve
119     the rather basic service monitors which are currently in place.
120 tdb 1.32 There are also many more subtle changes that need to be made to
121     improve the reliability and usefulness of i-scream's monitoring.
122 pjm2 1.11 </p>
123 tdb 1.31
124 pjm2 1.7 <p align="justify">
125 tdb 1.28 <b>Server security</b><br><br>
126     Security was something mostly overlooked in the original stage
127     of this project (due to the academic nature of the work). However,
128     once in production use this has become an issue, and is being
129     addressed. Initially the plan is to lock down the external points
130     of access (TCP & UDP) in the server to specific hosts. In the
131     longer term, encryption of data would be nice, but would take a
132     lot more time and work.
133 tdb 1.1 </p>
134 tdb 1.9
135     <p align="justify">
136 tdb 1.28 <b>Testing and Development</b><br><br>
137     <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-winhost-main.gif" width="100" height="62" align="right"></a>
138     The i-scream system is being tested and developed within the
139     Univeristy of Kent Computer Science department by the Systems
140     Group. This has led to many bug fixes and minor feature
141     enhancements, and will hopefully help to aid the long term
142     development of the system.
143 tdb 1.9 </p>
144 tdb 1.28
145 tdb 1.1 <p>&nbsp;</p>
146 tdb 1.28 <center><h3>Project History</h3></center>
147 tdb 1.1
148     <p align="justify">
149 pjm2 1.15 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-reports-raptor-latest-misc.gif" width="100" height="104" align="left"></a>
150 pjm2 1.14 The i-scream Distributed Central Monitoring System started off as
151 tdb 1.38 a final year project for a group of <a href="http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk">
152     Computer Science</a> students at the <a href="http://www.kent.ac.uk">
153 tdb 1.28 University of Kent at Canterbury</a>, UK. The project was completed at
154     4pm on 29 March 2001. It consisted of five lever-arch folders containing
155     mostly source code and documentation. The CVS repository was tagged to
156     signify this even, however, the project is still being developed by the
157     <a href="acknowledgements.shtml">core development team</a>.
158 tdb 1.6 </p>
159    
160     <p align="justify">
161 pjm2 1.15 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-ihost-main.gif" width="100" height="51" align="right"></a>
162 tdb 1.18 As can be seen in our &quot;<a href="/probdomain.shtml">problem domain</a>&quot; document, the project
163 tdb 1.6 was aimed at the UKC Computer Science department, and as such
164 pjm2 1.22 we believed that a demonstration to the &quot;customer&quot; was important. The
165 pjm2 1.12 feedback from our demonstation was more positive than we had
166 tdb 1.27 anticipated. We believe that the system may now be of interest
167     to anybody who wishes to monitor a number of machines on their
168     network using a central configuration. The i-scream central
169     monitoring system is now being used by the UKC Computer Science
170     department, and their feedback is being used to further improve
171     the product.
172 tdb 1.1 </p>
173    
174     <p align="justify">
175 pjm2 1.15 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-conient-config.gif" width="100" height="48" align="left"></a>
176 pjm2 1.14 The name <i>i-scream</i> arose from a meeting whereupon one member
177     of the <a href="acknowledgements.shtml">development team</a> felt a strange urge to draw an ice cream on the discussion board.
178 tdb 1.1 It later became apparent that we had no name for our project (other
179     than 'The Project'). It seemed only natural to name our project after
180     the ice cream that had been oh-so-randomly drawn on the white board.
181     Copyright issues immediately ruled out anything involving Mr Whippy,
182 pjm2 1.14 so we had to settle for <i>i-scream</i>. And thus, we were left with a cunning
183 tdb 1.1 play on words - it still sounded like <i>ice cream</i>, yet also
184 tdb 1.26 served as a functional description of our system - namely, one which
185 tdb 1.1 screams at somebody if something has gone wrong...
186     </p>
187     <p align="justify">
188 tdb 1.23
189 tdb 1.24 <p>&nbsp;</p>
190 tdb 1.28 <center><h3>Searching i-scream</h3></center>
191 tdb 1.24
192 tdb 1.23 <!-- Search Google -->
193     <center>
194 tdb 1.28 <FORM method=GET action=http://www.google.com/custom>
195     <TABLE bgcolor=#FFFFFF cellspacing=0 border=0>
196     <tr>
197     <td valign="middle">
198     <A HREF=http://www.google.com/search>
199     <IMG SRC=http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_40wht.gif border=0 ALT=Google align=middle width="128" height="53"></A>
200     </td>
201     <td valign="middle">
202 tdb 1.44 <input type=hidden name=domains value="i-scream.org;i-scream.org.uk">
203 tdb 1.38 <input type=hidden name=sitesearch value="i-scream.org">
204 tdb 1.28 <INPUT TYPE=text name=q size=35 maxlength=255 value="">
205     <INPUT type=submit name=sa VALUE="Search">
206 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;">
207 tdb 1.28 </td>
208     </tr>
209     </TABLE>
210     </FORM>
211 tdb 1.23 </center>
212     <!-- Search Google -->
213    
214 tdb 1.1 </p>
215     </font>
216     </td>
217     </tr>
218     </table>

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