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Linux.com: Discovering your Network with Netdisco

Jun 06, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walter Gould)

"Four years ago, Max Baker at the University of California, Santa Cruz, needed an easy-to-use tool that would assist in managing switch ports, show port usage and history, track inventory, and help with network debugging. Baker began developing what has become Netdisco, an awesome open source network discovery tool.

"Netdisco is built on open source packages such as Perl, various Perl modules, Net-SNMP, PostgreSQL, Mason, Apache, and mod_perl. One of its key components is the SNMP::Info Perl module, which Baker also wrote. See the project's requirements page for other modules Netdisco requires to run properly..."

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