Simon's Projects 1997
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Network Monitoring in Java


Most Ethernet hubs around the University have management modules which talk Simple Network Management Protocols (SNMP). This allows access at various levels of privilege to enable configuration and monitoring. Monitoring is obviously very useful because it allows remote debugging.

Debugging connections in colleges is a big problem, particularly at the start of terms. A Java based tool to assist network analysis would be very useful because it could easily be fired up on any near by machine.

Previous work and new directions

This is the first time I've proposed this project.

Special resources

You may need permission to access management modules at a particular college. I can arrange this for students I'm prepared to supervise.

Possible supervisors

I'm prepared to supervise one good Tripos student.