[Rack] Network reporting onto a small LCD screen

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Sun Sep 11 14:24:50 PDT 2011


On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:

> If one was setup, and hooked up to the VGA port on that console board,
> what should it display that's helpful to the average Noisebridger?
>
> I think it could be trivial to setup monitoring of the following things...
>
> * Heartbeat - Switch 2 (the main switch on the Wall-O-Tubes)
> * Heartbeat - Sonic Link, Monkeybrains, r00ter, wifi APs
> * Does DHCP work
> * Does local DNS work
> * Does remote DNS work
> * Can the wlan interface ping the eth interface
>

Which outbound network the system has fallen back onto.

What IP is sending out the most traffic? (Not easy)

d.



>
> Also when heartbeats change we could have festival talk in a very 2001
> Space Odyssey voice on how shit isn't working.
>
> It would be fun if this display was simply a colorful ascii cli script,
> to keep things simple.
>
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> Rubin
> rubin at starset.net
>
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