Node Runner - PHP Network Monitor / News: Recent posts

Node Runner v0.6.0 Released

Node Runner is a network monitor (written in PHP) which is designed to contact network nodes in a specific order based on the hierarchy of the network. If a node does not respond, each of its parents are systematically checked until the true problem is identified. Version 0.6.0 introduces modular queries, supporting most of the common network protocols (TCP, UDP, SNMP, etc.).

Posted by Brad Fears 2005-01-05

Need Beta Testers

Version 0.6.0 is ready for real-world testing. I just need a few willing participants to roll it out in a sizable environment so I can track down miscellaneous bugs.

If you're interested, contact me via email at (brad_fears@users.sourceforge.net).

Posted by Brad Fears 2004-11-24

Back in the Saddle

Just a note to let everyone know that I'm coming back to active development on Node Runner. It's been almost a full 2 years since the release of 0.5.2, so it's high time to get a few things fixed up and polished off.

I won't get into what's in store for the next version, but the list will be LONG, and you will be impressed.

Stay tuned.

--Brad Fears

Posted by Brad Fears 2004-07-29

Node Runner v0.5.2 Released

The most significant change in 0.5.2 was a fix for the variable scoping problem resulting from having PHP's 'register_globals' turned off. The 'register_globals' directive is defaulting to 'Off' in all new versions of PHP, so Node Runner has been fixed to accomodate this trend. According to the PHP developers, this should also make forging urls and sessions more difficult.

Minor cosmetic changes, bug fixes, and security enhancements were made to the web interface as well.... read more

Posted by Brad Fears 2002-12-09

Node Runner v0.5.1 Released

See the CHANGELOG for details.

Posted by Brad Fears 2002-11-01

Node Runner v0.5.0 Released

See the CHANGELOG for details.

Posted by Some Guy 2002-08-10

Node Runner v0.4.9 Released

See CHANGELOG for details.

Posted by Some Guy 2002-03-05

Node Runner v0.4.8 Released

See the CHANGELOG for details.

Posted by Some Guy 2002-02-20

Node Runner v0.4.7 Released

See the CHANGELOG for details.

Posted by Some Guy 2002-02-15

Node Runner v0.4.6 Released

See the CHANGELOG for details.

Posted by Some Guy 2002-02-05

Node Runner v0.4.5 Released

See the CHANGELOG for details.

Posted by Some Guy 2002-01-04

Node Runner v0.4.4 Released

Node Runner is a PHP application designed to contact network nodes in a specific order based on the description of the node. If a node does not respond, each of its dependencies is systematically checked until the problem is isolated.

A status monitor is new to this release, for tracking node status from a public workstation. A configurable debug level and hierarchial dependency displays (via web interface) were also added. Many bugs were fixed within the web interface, including mail configuration, node/server lists, and reporting tool.

Posted by Some Guy 2001-12-14

Node Runner v0.4.3 Released

Changes are all bugfixes.

Posted by Some Guy 2001-12-10

Node Runner v0.4.2 Released

A couple of minor bugfixes to increase reliability and a minor feature enhancement are new to this release.

Posted by Some Guy 2001-12-03

Node Runner v0.4.1 Released

Added ability to determine how many query attempts to make before Node Runner decides a node is down (default is 3). This should alleviate false alerts on nodes that may just be slow to respond.

Posted by Some Guy 2001-11-27

Node Runner v0.4 Released

New features include the ability to query URLs and minor error-checking within the web interface. Database functionality has been converted to abstraction layers instead of hard-coded MySQL support. Much of the code from previous versions has also been cleaned up and consolidated.

Posted by Some Guy 2001-11-21

Node Runner 0.3 Released

Version 0.3 provides cleaner code, a few new features, and a reporting tool for those of managerial sort.

Posted by Some Guy 2001-09-27

Node Runner 0.2 Declared Stable

Node Runner has finally been declared "Stable". Let's hope version 0.3 (due out in early Sept.) follows suit.

Posted by Some Guy 2001-07-22

Node Runner 0.2 Released

Lots of small fixes, and a few new features. Worth the download to update the first version.

Posted by Some Guy 2001-07-08

Node Runner 0.1 Released

This is the first public release of Node Runner. Download, install, enjoy. Beta release is [hopefully] scheduled for mid-July, with cleaner code and a couple of new gadgets.

Posted by Some Guy 2001-06-13