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Mars is a simple services-oriented network status monitor. It works by simulating client connections to Internet services and reporting when those services are not responding as expected. It is quick and easy to install and configure, which distinguishes it from other, more complex, more fully-featured network monitoring tools.


User guide included and available in PDF format from; Developer's guide included and available in PDF format from


Download version 2.2.7 (stable)
released on 23 March 2004

VCS Checkout



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey5 June 2002

Leaders and contributors

Brian Trammell Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use JDOM beta8
Required to use JAXP-compatible XML parser (Apache Xerces is included)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 March 2004.


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