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FreeNATS – network manager

FreeNATS is a PHP and MySQL based automatic network status testing, alerting and reporting package.

FreeNATS allows you to test your network and generate reporting to give you a bird’s eye view of what is happening in your organisation.

The software is intended to be a lightweight alternative to other (far superior but more complex) systems. If you are looking for an “enterprise-level solution” then FreeNATS is probably not for you and something like Nagios which is also free and open source may be a better option.

The system can be configured to evaluate test results against user defined values to determine the result (you can set the time after which a web test is deemed to be a warning or a failure) and have events (optionally including alerts being closed when a service is restored) notified to you by email in a variety of formats (including email to SMS compatible).

Features include:

  • Supports the following server-side test methods:
    • ICMP (Ping).
    • Web Request (Time or Size).
    • SMTP, IMAP and POP3 (Time to Open).
    • MySQL (Time, Rows or Data).
    • TCP and UDP Connection (Open Port).
    • DNS Query (simple query or direct server lookup).
    • SMB (Windows share) Connection Time.
  • Email Alerting.
  • URL Alerting.
  • Test Schedules.
  • Publishable Views.
  • Availability Reports.
  • Graph & Table History.
  • Live Monitor.

Website: www.purplepixie.org/freenats
Support: Documentation
Developer: PurplePixie Systems
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


FreeNATS is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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