MonkeyMental is a development group dedicated to making life easier. We specialize in developing
software that will help sysadmins, operations groups, etc. do their jobs more quickly and efficiently.
We are also very good and converting data from one source (or format) to another.
We work on these utilities in on our own time, so if you find them helpful and can help us with our
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- CDPR @ Sourceforge
- CDPR is the Cisco Discovery Protocol Reporter. This software will tell you which switch
and port your device is plugged into. It is known to compile and run on Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, AIX
and Windows (using pcap). In verbose mode, it decodes the entire CDP packet including information
such as native VLAN, device capabilities, etc. It also has the ability to report the data back to a
server so that you can use CDPR to keep an ever updating database of which devices are on which switch
port. This code has had several additions made to it at the request of Cisco and is used in many of
their labs. You can download all cdpr releases from
- sysklogd-sql @ Sourceforge
- sysklogd-sql is a modification to the standard syslog daemon to allow it to log syslog events
to a SQL database natively. MySQL and PostgreSQL are supported. Once events are stored in a SQL database
it becomes very easy to view syslog entries any any format the user wishes. Because this is based on
the standard syslog daemon, all of the existing features you would expect to work do, including remote
event reception. This allows you to point all of your devices at a single sysklogd-sql server and then
have the ability to only see events that match your criteria at a glance. This software saved my IT group
nearly 2000 man hours a year. Over 2K downloads from SF.net
- Download: NIS UID Migration Scripts
- The NIS UID Migration Scripts examine every local file on a machine and checks to see if the UID
should be changed, and if necessary, changes it based on a UID map. While orginally written for the
consolidation of multiple NIS domains, it can be used for any type of large project that changes many
UIDs. Examples include migrating to NIS or normallizing users UIDs on multiple machines.
You can find the download statistics for some of the above projects here. Please note that
these graphs only indicate the download counts from SourceForge and not from the many other available repositories.