Provided by: cheops-ng_0.2.3-3ubuntu1_i386
cheops-agent - network monitor agent
cheops-agent [-a|-n|-l] [-ps]
Cheops-agent is the agent used by cheops-ng (the GUI) to conduct the
network discovery operations.
In order to run cheops-ng you need to first start up cheops-agent first
and, when requested the IP address of the cheops server, introduce the
IP address provided by the agent when it started up. If you run the
agent and the GUI in the same system you can just use 127.0.0.1 as the
IP address of the agent.
Cheops-agent needs to be run as root in order for it to call nmap and
make use of raw sockets capabilities.
WARNING: This program has not been audited for security so running the
agent in an untrusted network is not recommended. If you are running in
an untrusted network use the -l option so that it can only be connected
to by a GUI running on the same system.
Cheops-agent uses some command line options.
-a Listen using all methods.
-n Listen using network method (IPv4, default).
-l Only listen in the local (loopback) interfaces. Recommended
method if you are running the agent and the GUI on the same
-p Use passwords to authenticate clients.
-s Use SSL when transfering information. Recommended if you also
Cheops-ng is beta software, and consequently still has bugs and
If you have a bug report please prepare a message with the following
version of cheops-ng
detailed description of your problem (something descriptive
enough to recreate the problem). This includes the contents of
your config.log or output of make when you are trying to compile
Check the forum at sourceforge.net (
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=17325 ) to see
if anyone else has had the same problem solved, if not then just
post your question so that others can get the benefit of the
If you still have problems you can email Brent Priddy at
toopriddy at mailcity dot com
You can also send bug reports to the Debian maintainer of this package
using the Debian Bug Tracking System (http://bugs.debian.org/)
Suggestions and ideas for improving the software are welcome.
Additional information at the main site: http://cheops-
ng.sourceforge.net (home page) and in the default location for
installed documentation in Debian: /usr/shared/doc/cheops-ng/
This manual page was written by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by
others). because the original program did not have a manual page.
Cheops-ng has been rewritten by Brent Priddy <email@example.com>
based on Cheops which was originally written by Mark Spencer, and was
sponsored greatly by Adtran, Inc.