August 11th, 2006 by Keith

The Dude 2.0 Beta 5 – Network Monitoring Tool

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Utilities, Windows

The Dude

The network monitoring tool, known as The Dude, given its funny name but is excellent in providing users a visual interface to manage the network environment. Developed by MikroTik, the latest beta releaes of The Dude 2.0 Beta 5 is now available for download.

With The Dude, it allows automatic scanning of all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of the networks, monitor services of devices and alerting users in case some services have encountered problems.


Main Features

  • - Auto network discovery and layout
  • - Discovers any type or brand of device
  • - Device, Link monitoring, and notifications
  • - Includes SVG icons for devices, and supports custom icons and backgrounds
  • - Easy installation and usage
  • - Allows you to draw your own maps and add custom devices
  • - Supports SNMP, ICMP, DNS and TCP monitoring for devices that support it
  • - Individual Link usage monitoring and graphs
  • - Direct access to remote control tools for device management
  • - Supports remote Dude server and local client
  • - Runs in Linux Wine enviroment, MacOS Darwine, and Windows

Latest Change Log

  • * Data sources can be fed by functions
  • * Network map tooltips can evaluate functions
  • * Crash reporter
  • * Function probe – probes can contain very complex statements
  • * Added cpu, memory, virtual memory, disk probes – graphs usage of resources
  • * Ping function – pings host and returns rtt, size, ttl, error
  • * More builtin functions
  • * Fixed: Dude database could occasionally get corrupted
  • * Other bug fixes

Though, it is primarily supported only in Windows, but it can be ported into Linux and Mac OS using Wine and Darwine, respectively.

Download Source
The Dude 2.0 Beta 5

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