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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.



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Janet Casey

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8 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Michael Gilfix Maintainer
Alva Couch Contributor
Xavier Renault Contributor

Resources and communication

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Ruby (Ref)
Python (Ref)
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SupportMailing List Info/Archive
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Required to useexpat (for Peep server)
Source requirementPeepSounds(


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