Radar technical information

Significant technical features in Radar

  • Full Perl source code supplied
  • Uses Perl and Tk for maximum portability
  • Monitor any number of Radiators with a single Radar
  • Radar checks for clock skew between itself and the monitored Radiators. Clock skew can mean that the host clocks are out of sync, which can mean inaccurate accounting data
  • Radar connections to Radiator are authenticated with CHAP, and can be authenticated with any standard Radiator authentication method that supports CHAP
  • Radar can be configured to remember its most recent configuration. The next time Radar is started it will monitor the same list of servers with the same tools
  • Detects server failure, crashes, disconnection, unavailability, stalling, hanging and excessive clock skew
  • Announces problems by email and/or external program and/or popup windows
  • Plot one or more statistics for the server as a whole or from individual Client, Realm, Handler, AuthBy or Host clause

Platforms Supported

  • Unix including Linux (RedHat, Ubuntu, Debian, Mandrake, SuSE, etc), Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, SunOS, AIX, IRIX, SCO Open Server, Digital, HP-UX, etc.
  • MacOS X
  • Windows

Minimum system requirements

  • Unix or Windows operating system
  • Radiator 3.0 or later
  • Perl 5.8.8 or later
  • Tk 800.023 or later
  • Approximately 10 MB of disk space