[plug] Last nights seminar

Nick Bannon nick at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Wed Nov 9 11:40:06 WST 2005

On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 02:44:02AM +0000, Simon Scott wrote:
> Russell Steicke (r.steicke at bom.gov.au) wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 10:13:49AM +0800, Anne Busby wrote:
> > > I'm after the name of the software that graphically displayed the
> > > connections between the phones and the computers.
> >
> > etherape
> Speaking of which , I remember seeing (10 or more years ago) a demostration of
> some software which geographically mapped connections. I think it was in the
> Telstra building  on Stirling (?) St.

There was a collection of programs written at Curtin Uni in the early
90's by Mike Schulze, Craig Farrell and George Benko, called "netman". It
included etherman, interman, packetman, GeoTraceMan - that could be what
you saw. In 1993 it was running on at least Irix, SunOS, Ultrix and OSF/1.

They were later commercialised as NDG Software's NetBoy Suite - EtherBoy,
WebBoy, etc, but it looks like they've falled off the face of the
earth: http://www.snmp.co.uk/netboy/
  Further to the Acquisition of NGC Inc by Micromuse Inc. The NetBoy
  software is no longer available, we apologise for any inconvenience
  this may cause.

  Our recommendation to existing NetBoy customers or those wishing
  to evaluate is to consider the LanHound Distibuted Analyser / LAN
  Monitoring software.

  LanHound features comprehensive LAN monitoring and protocol analysis
  and ships with three remote software probes including the first years
  software support for only 495 UK Pounds Sterling.

EtherApe is inspired by EtherMan, it gives you a nice intuitive realtime
display of all the traffic you can see. As for the geographic
traceroutes - there have been a few, it relies on DNS LOC records that
aren't used as commonly as they could be... Here's a Google Maps



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