"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
"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..."