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Re: Network inventory and configuration tracking tools

  • From: Hugh Irvine
  • Date: Thu Aug 08 01:20:57 2002

Hello Sean -

Could I suggest you add Nets to the list you show below?

Nets is commercial software (from the same people who wrote the Radiator radius server), and like Radiator is delivered in source code form. There is complete support for extending the existing set of objects and documented API's for adding functionality.

Nets is written in Perl and runs on pretty much any platform and any SQL database.

Here is the URL if you are interested:



On Thursday, August 8, 2002, at 01:09 PM, Sean Donelan wrote:

How about an operations oriented question.  What is the current
preferences amoung network operators for network inventory and
configuration management tools? Not so much status monitoring (up,
down) but other stuff network operator wants to know like circuit
IDs (how many IDs can a circuit have?), network contacts, design layout
reports (layer 1/2/3), what's supposed to be connected to that port?
The stuff you can't get out of the box itself.

Most ISPs seem to end up with a combination of homegrown systems,
opensource, and commercial products.  The commercial "integrated"
systems have lots of stuff, and according to the vendors can do
anything including splice fiber.


Radiator: the most portable, flexible and configurable RADIUS server
anywhere. Available on *NIX, *BSD, Windows 95/98/2000, NT, MacOS X.
Nets: internetwork inventory and management - graphical, extensible,
flexible with hardware, software, platform and database independence.

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