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Allows real-time aural monitoring of network information

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


Download version 0.5.0rc2 (beta)
released on 22 September 2002

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Alva Couch Contributor
Xavier Renault Contributor
Michael Gilfix Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
SupportMailing List Info/Archive
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Source requirementPeepSounds(
Required to useexpat (for Peep server)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 March 2017.


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