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Peep aims to represent network information in real-time (and therefore eliminate searching through large logs of information to find problems) by using sound to represent the vast amount of available information about network status and to help identify network problems and irregularities. Diagnostics are made not only based on single network events but whether the network sounds 'normal.' Peep's primary focus is network monitoring, but its monitoring mechanism is general enough that a Peep system can be adapted to monitor just about anything. Peep includes server software, various client utilities, and a client library which can also be used to create new clients. The latest development release (0.5.0rc1) features a complete rewrite of the Peep software, both server and clients, from the ground up.


Server documentation available in HTML format from; Client documentation available in HTML format from


version 0.5.0rc2 (beta)
released on 22 September 2002

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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Michael Gilfix Maintainer
Alva Couch Contributor
Xavier Renault Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
Support Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use expat (for Peep server)
Source requirement PeepSounds(

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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