Simon's Projects 1998
Software Oriented Projects:
Network monitoring
Scientific data analysis
Speech interface for X
One time password
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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

Several people undertook this project in 1997/98.

Special resources


Possible supervisors

I'm not prepared to supervise this project again.