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Re: [suse-security] Recomendations for surveillance/configuration/heartbeat tool for remote servers



Hi,

I'll give some more informations. Basically we would like to have servers on
primary schools and remotely control/watch them from our main head computer.
Also at off hours video surveillance application runs on them (called
"motion").

So I guess I'd need somekind of secure connection with all of them (is VPN
the solution?) to configure/maintain them and also to have some sort of
heartbeat mechanism to detect failure at once - especially when used in
security surveillance mode. All servers are basically local servers for
local networks and also connected to Internet through router.

Hope this helps a bit,

thanks in advance,

Robert.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lyle Giese" <lyle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Robert Rozman" <rozman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [suse-security] Recomendations for
surveillance/configuration/heartbeat tool for remote servers


> Off the top of my head, I can think of several products and/or custom perl
> scripts.  Nagios is one such package that would ping/poll services and
> report outages.  MRTG is one performance reporting package.  But I can't
> tell if your network topology/connectivity will support either of these.
>
> But to really get a flavor for your needs, I am thinking you need to post
> more information.  Are these remote servers on one subnet behind one
router
> or is each on it's own Internet connection behind their own  or a shared
> router?  Do you have any control over the router or is this in a colo site
> and you have no control over the router controls?
>
> I am not an expert and you should repost to the list some more information
> if you want a realistic answer.
>
> Lyle
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Robert Rozman" <rozman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <suse-security@xxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 9:01 AM
> Subject: [suse-security] Recomendations for
> surveillance/configuration/heartbeat tool for remote servers
>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a network of servers and I'd like to get some recomendations for
> > selecting the right tools for this task:
> > - I have a series of simple servers connected on the Internet
> > - I'd like to remotely:
> >         - control all those servers,
> >         - watch their behaviour,
> >         - implement somekind of heartbeat function (servers send
heartbeat
> > packets in regular time intervals - if not received -> alarm),
> >         - statistics framework for performance analysis
> >         - if possible to have secure connections (possibly in software)
> also
> > for other communication ports that other applications use ...
> >
> > I found some tools like Argus, but as newbie I'm not sure if they
satisfy
> my
> > needs...
> >
> > Any recomendation, idea, pointer to more info would be great,
> >
> > thanks in advance,
> >
> > Robert.
> >
> >
> >
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