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wipl - Maintain and display statistics based on packets seen by a
The wipl program package consists of several programs:
This is a daemon program. The program maintains statistics based
on packets seen by a network card. These statistics can be read,
modified and displayed by the clients described below.
To be more precise, the daemon program creates a shared memory
area. The area contains a table indexed either by MAC or IP
addresses. In a typical setup all netcards which sends or
receives data on the LAN segment the computer running wipld is
connected to, will end up having an entry in this table. For
each entry in the table a user specified number of counters are
The user has to write a small program and give it to the daemon.
This program must be written in a special language which is
called the wipl programming language, see wipllang(5). This
program is executed for each packet seen by the network card and
it will usually update one or more counters. Typically the
counters are updated in a way that make them indicate how much
the cards have transmitted and received through a router or
This is a client program for wipld. It can display tables
containing the values of selected counters. It can be
instructed to print a new table on a regular time interval and
can write text, XML and HTML files. The values it displays can
in fact be the result of evaluation of arbitrary expressions.
This, for example, allows it to display the speeds by which the
counters are incremented or decremented.
This is the wiplc from the 991008 release of wipl. This program
is much less flexible and more obscure than the new wiplc
program. But you find might it easier to use than wiplc for
outputting simple tables.
A simple cgi script. It can modify the statistics written by
wiplc so that the line describing the retreviewing machine is
This is a client program for wipld. It can be be used to
execute programs written in the wipl programming language.
For example, this can be used to modify or print all or some
counters. Or it can be used to remove cards which has not been
updated for some period from the statistics.
This is a client program for wipld. It is meant to be called
from the standard inetd daemon. It is used by the wiplJava
applet. On request it will tell connecting clients the values of
the counters associated with the client.
A Java applet which can connect to a machine running wipld and
which has wiplcInetd installed. It will display information
about the counters it reads.
You need to have System V IPC installed in your kernel in order to use
this program package.
This release of the package is currently only tried compiled on a
Redhat Linux 6.0 and a Debian slink system.
Make the daemon reread configuration on a HUP signal.
Make the daemon print error messages during startup to stderr and not
only to the logfile.
Make wiplc write nicer-looking HTML pages and maybe even make some
dynamic graphics. And make it write more usefull XML pages. See more
on the wiplc man page.
Make it possible to refer to counters by name and not just by number.
Make a better wiplJava program an maybe a new extended wiplcInetd
program to support it. And maybe port wiplJava to native the Windows
and/or X-Windows platform.
Make a new datatype and new functions which uses IP addresses when in
IP mode and MAC addresses when in MAC mode.
Christian Worm Mortensen, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please sent bug reports, patches, enhancements, suggestions and
wipld(8), wiplc(1), wiplcSimple(1), wiplcExec(1), wipllang(5),
wiplcInetd(8), ipcs(8), inetd(8)
August 200 wipl(1)