Archive for the ‘Plugins’ Category

Decoding Netflow v5 packets with PHP

Lately I have been toying with rewriting the Flowview plugin in Cacti with something that is a bit more usable. The current plugin has some major disadvantages. Namely it relies on the flow-tools package to do all the heavy lifting such as collecting flows, parsing everything, creating reports. In reality, the current plugin is really […]

June 6, 2014 · Jimmy · 4 Comments
Posted in: Cacti, Netflow, Plugins


So the new website monitoring plugin has a name, Webseer.  Granted this certainly isn’t set in stone, and may change on a whim once it is done (Google shows me that Webseer is currently the same name as a image search engine).  I just thought it was catchy and had a nice ring to it. […]

March 23, 2009 · Jimmy · 6 Comments
Posted in: Plugins

Website Monitoring

One of the things I currently do is monitor my websites to ensure they are up.  Using a simple script and template, I pull down the page and regex it for a specific string.  If I find a match, I assume the page is working.  No match, site must be down or returning an error. […]

February 25, 2009 · Jimmy · One Comment
Posted in: Plugins

The future of Thold

I have eluded in several places about the future features that will be available in thold.   But the information is spread all over the place, so I will take the time now to list out changes, and a brief description of the changes.  Some of these are slated for the next major release, some slightly […]

February 25, 2009 · Jimmy · 5 Comments
Posted in: Plugins