Argus (monitoring software)

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Argus screenshot.png
Stable release
3.7 / Feb. 2013
Development status active
Written in Perl
Operating system Any Unix-like
Type Network management system
License Artistic License

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.


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