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7     <table border="0" width="500">
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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 1.49
14     <p align="justify">
15 tdb 1.51 <b>Thursday 09 October 2003</b><br><br>
16     <a href="/libstatgrab">libstatgrab</a> 0.6 has been released.
17     </p>
18    
19     <p align="justify">
20 tdb 1.49 <b>Tuesday 09 September 2003</b><br><br>
21 tdb 1.51 <a href="/libstatgrab">libstatgrab</a> 0.5.1 has been released.
22 tdb 1.49 </p>
23 tdb 1.41
24     <p align="justify">
25 tdb 1.46 <b>Monday 25 August 2003</b><br><br>
26 tdb 1.51 <a href="/libstatgrab">libstatgrab</a> 0.5 has been released.
27 tdb 1.46 </p>
28    
29     <p align="justify">
30 tdb 1.45 <b>Tuesday 15 July 2003</b><br><br>
31     We have moved the i-scream support and bug tracking to a new
32     facility on the i-scream server. For further details please
33     see <a href="/support.shtml">this</a> page.
34     </p>
35    
36     <p align="justify">
37 tdb 1.41 <b>Sunday 8 June 2003</b><br><br>
38     The i-scream website, email, and cvs facilities are now all
39 tdb 1.42 run from a <a href="http://www.freebsd.org">FreeBSD</a> server.<br>
40 tdb 1.41 <a href="http://www.freebsd.org">
41 tdb 1.43 <img src="/powerlogo.gif" width="171" height="64" border="0" alt="Powered By FreeBSD">
42 tdb 1.41 </a>
43     </p>
44 tdb 1.45
45 tdb 1.39 <p align="justify">
46 tdb 1.36 <b>Tuesday 4 February 2003</b><br><br>
47     Over the coming week we will be making snapshot builds of the
48     i-scream central monitoring system from the CVS repository.
49     These builds will have quite a few changes from the downloads
50     currently available (a document detailing them will be
51     released later on), so please give them a whirl. We would be
52 tdb 1.38 grateful if you <a href="mailto:dev@i-scream.org">contacted</a>
53 tdb 1.36 us with any questions or bugs.<br><br>
54     The downloads will be available on our snapshot server :-<br>
55 tdb 1.38 <a href="http://snapshots.i-scream.org/">
56     http://snapshots.i-scream.org/</a>.
57 tdb 1.36 </p>
58    
59 tdb 1.28 <p align="justify">
60 tdb 1.31 <b>Saturday 1 June 2002</b><br><br>
61     Work has now been finished on a new ihost written in C. This has
62 tdb 1.32 been in the pipeline for a long time, and we're glad to finally
63     see an efficient native host! Credit goes to our new developer
64 tdb 1.31 <a href="/who.shtml">Pete</a>. Until we update the downloads
65     pages you can download the new ihost
66 tdb 1.48 <a href="ftp://ftp.i-scream.org/pub/i-scream/ihost/">
67 tdb 1.31 here</a>.
68     </p>
69    
70     <p align="justify">
71     <b>Tuesday 21 May 2002</b><br><br>
72     We've finally put the finishing touches to the new
73     <a href="http://rrdtool.eu.org">RRDtool</a> based graphing system.
74     It's working well, and has done away with the MySQL database
75     backend which took up far too many resources. This new system
76     generates the graphs in a more realtime nature, allowing more
77     flexible graphs to be generated. This is currently only available
78 tdb 1.38 through <a href="http://cvs.i-scream.org/cms/source/reports/rrdgraphing/">
79 tdb 1.31 CVS</a>.
80     </p>
81    
82 tdb 1.28 <p align="justify">
83     <b>Tuesday 8 Jan 2002</b><br><br>
84     Java ACL (Access Control List) code has been added to the util
85     package of the i-scream server. This code will ultimately allow
86     the server to be more secure when exposed to the Internet. More
87 tdb 1.38 details can be found <a href="http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/tdb/#acl">
88 tdb 1.29 here</a> on the author's website.
89 tdb 1.28 </p>
90    
91     <p>&nbsp;</p>
92     <center><h3>About i-scream</h3></center>
93    
94     <p align="justify">
95     <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-alerter-email.gif" width="100" height="107" align="left"></a>
96     Details of the i-scream central monitoring system can be found
97     on the <b><a href="features.shtml">features and overview</a></b> page.
98     A variety of <b><a href="screenshots">screen shots</a></b> from the
99     system show some of the key features in use. The <b><a href="reports">reports demo</a></b>
100     page provides a static example of what the i-scream reports (alerts,
101     historical graphs, and live data) could look like on a production system.
102     </p>
103    
104 tdb 1.1 <p align="justify">
105 tdb 1.28 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-conient-main.gif" width="100" height="107" align="right"></a>
106     The latest source code is available in the <b><a href="cvs.shtml">CVS</a></b>
107     repository, with binary downloads on the downloads page. The
108     <b><a href="documentation">documentation</a></b> page has details of
109     installation, use and maintenance for the end user and developer.
110     We value feedback and comments from you, so please drop us an e-mail
111 tdb 1.38 to <a href="mailto:dev@i-scream.org">dev@i-scream.org</a>.
112 pjm2 1.5 </p>
113 tdb 1.28
114     <p>&nbsp;</p>
115     <center><h3>Current Work</h3></center>
116    
117 pjm2 1.5 <p align="justify">
118 tdb 1.31 <b>Extending monitoring facilites</b><br><br>
119 tdb 1.28 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-reports-raptor-load15.gif" width="100" height="107" align="left"></a>
120 tdb 1.31 Work is continuing, in conjunction with the new ihost, to extend
121     the range of i-scream's monitoring. Currently we are adding new
122     features to more accurately monitoring memory and swap usage,
123     along with more disk statistics. We are also planning to improve
124     the rather basic service monitors which are currently in place.
125 tdb 1.32 There are also many more subtle changes that need to be made to
126     improve the reliability and usefulness of i-scream's monitoring.
127 pjm2 1.11 </p>
128 tdb 1.31
129 pjm2 1.7 <p align="justify">
130 tdb 1.28 <b>Server security</b><br><br>
131     Security was something mostly overlooked in the original stage
132     of this project (due to the academic nature of the work). However,
133     once in production use this has become an issue, and is being
134     addressed. Initially the plan is to lock down the external points
135     of access (TCP & UDP) in the server to specific hosts. In the
136     longer term, encryption of data would be nice, but would take a
137     lot more time and work.
138 tdb 1.1 </p>
139 tdb 1.9
140     <p align="justify">
141 tdb 1.28 <b>Testing and Development</b><br><br>
142     <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-winhost-main.gif" width="100" height="62" align="right"></a>
143     The i-scream system is being tested and developed within the
144     Univeristy of Kent Computer Science department by the Systems
145     Group. This has led to many bug fixes and minor feature
146     enhancements, and will hopefully help to aid the long term
147     development of the system.
148 tdb 1.9 </p>
149 tdb 1.28
150 tdb 1.1 <p>&nbsp;</p>
151 tdb 1.28 <center><h3>Project History</h3></center>
152 tdb 1.1
153     <p align="justify">
154 pjm2 1.15 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-reports-raptor-latest-misc.gif" width="100" height="104" align="left"></a>
155 pjm2 1.14 The i-scream Distributed Central Monitoring System started off as
156 tdb 1.38 a final year project for a group of <a href="http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk">
157     Computer Science</a> students at the <a href="http://www.kent.ac.uk">
158 tdb 1.28 University of Kent at Canterbury</a>, UK. The project was completed at
159     4pm on 29 March 2001. It consisted of five lever-arch folders containing
160     mostly source code and documentation. The CVS repository was tagged to
161     signify this even, however, the project is still being developed by the
162     <a href="acknowledgements.shtml">core development team</a>.
163 tdb 1.6 </p>
164    
165     <p align="justify">
166 pjm2 1.15 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-ihost-main.gif" width="100" height="51" align="right"></a>
167 tdb 1.18 As can be seen in our &quot;<a href="/probdomain.shtml">problem domain</a>&quot; document, the project
168 tdb 1.6 was aimed at the UKC Computer Science department, and as such
169 pjm2 1.22 we believed that a demonstration to the &quot;customer&quot; was important. The
170 pjm2 1.12 feedback from our demonstation was more positive than we had
171 tdb 1.27 anticipated. We believe that the system may now be of interest
172     to anybody who wishes to monitor a number of machines on their
173     network using a central configuration. The i-scream central
174     monitoring system is now being used by the UKC Computer Science
175     department, and their feedback is being used to further improve
176     the product.
177 tdb 1.1 </p>
178    
179     <p align="justify">
180 pjm2 1.15 <a href="screenshots/"><img border="0" src="screenshots/thumbnail-conient-config.gif" width="100" height="48" align="left"></a>
181 pjm2 1.14 The name <i>i-scream</i> arose from a meeting whereupon one member
182     of the <a href="acknowledgements.shtml">development team</a> felt a strange urge to draw an ice cream on the discussion board.
183 tdb 1.1 It later became apparent that we had no name for our project (other
184     than 'The Project'). It seemed only natural to name our project after
185     the ice cream that had been oh-so-randomly drawn on the white board.
186     Copyright issues immediately ruled out anything involving Mr Whippy,
187 pjm2 1.14 so we had to settle for <i>i-scream</i>. And thus, we were left with a cunning
188 tdb 1.1 play on words - it still sounded like <i>ice cream</i>, yet also
189 tdb 1.26 served as a functional description of our system - namely, one which
190 tdb 1.1 screams at somebody if something has gone wrong...
191     </p>
192     <p align="justify">
193 tdb 1.23
194 tdb 1.24 <p>&nbsp;</p>
195 tdb 1.28 <center><h3>Searching i-scream</h3></center>
196 tdb 1.24
197 tdb 1.23 <!-- Search Google -->
198     <center>
199 tdb 1.28 <FORM method=GET action=http://www.google.com/custom>
200     <TABLE bgcolor=#FFFFFF cellspacing=0 border=0>
201     <tr>
202     <td valign="middle">
203     <A HREF=http://www.google.com/search>
204     <IMG SRC=http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_40wht.gif border=0 ALT=Google align=middle width="128" height="53"></A>
205     </td>
206     <td valign="middle">
207 tdb 1.44 <input type=hidden name=domains value="i-scream.org;i-scream.org.uk">
208 tdb 1.38 <input type=hidden name=sitesearch value="i-scream.org">
209 tdb 1.28 <INPUT TYPE=text name=q size=35 maxlength=255 value="">
210     <INPUT type=submit name=sa VALUE="Search">
211 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;">
212 tdb 1.28 </td>
213     </tr>
214     </TABLE>
215     </FORM>
216 tdb 1.23 </center>
217     <!-- Search Google -->
218    
219 tdb 1.1 </p>
220     </font>
221     </td>
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