Argus is a systems and network monitoring application. It is designed to monitor the status of network services, servers, and other network hardware. It will send alerts when it detects problems.
It is open-source software written entirely in Perl, and provides a web based interface.
- Can monitor most network services.
- Supports both IPv4 and IPv6
- Includes graphing.
- Web based front end.
- Can monitor tens-of-thousands of services on common PC hardware.
- Supports distributed and redundant configurations.
- Configured using simple text files.
- Monitoring of network services (SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP, ICMP, SNMP, FTP, Telnet, SSH, Gopher, NFS, DNS, Radius, IAX2, SIP, SunRPC, Whois, Rwhois, LPD, NTP)
- Monitoring of server resources: CPU load, network load, and disk usage, using an agent.
- Monitoring of the results of any command or script.
- Monitoring is easily extendable through user-written scripts.
- Website, Argus. argus.tcp4me.com
- Network World, Network pros share their favorite freeware, Mar 2007.
- Melvin, Nemirovsky, Musoll, etal. A Massively Multithreaded Packet Processor, The 9th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture, Feb 2003.
- IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan, IPv6 Deployment Guideline, 2005.
- The 6Net Consortium, An IPv6 Deployment Guide Sep 2005.