As a small research project at PSU for a course in [http://www.cs.pdx.edu/~tufte/410-510DS/ Data Streams], I am going to write some proof-of-concept software that could be used to collect real-time PTPNet-wide statistics using a combination of:
- A Datastreams Server
A "Parasite" program that "plugs into" NoCat to report auths and evictions back to the Server
- A Client that queries that Server and displays the information in a useful way.
The completed project will be licensed under an open-source license for any or all to use. Also, emphasis will be put on generalization, as such an application could certainly be useful for other distributed systems like the PTP Network.
Initially I will focus on getting the parasite to run on an AP running OpenWRT with NoCat, simply because of the cheapness and ubiquity of this combination.
2005-11-03: Today I am turning in the project proposal to my professors: [http://smallwhitecube.com/toil/programming/files/datastreams/proposal.pdf (PDF)] [http://smallwhitecube.com/toil/programming/files/datastreams/proposal.dvi (DVI)] [http://smallwhitecube.com/toil/programming/files/datastreams/proposal.tex (TEX)]. I also created this Wiki page today.