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This is documentation for legacy version 0.x
releases. If you are using 1.x see the wiki
FreeNATS is a free network testing system written in PHP and requiring Apache and MySQL. The system is Copyright © 2008 PurplePixie Systems (www.purplepixie.org) and is released under the GNU General Public Licence (version 3).
In addition to the software being available for download the system is available as a pre-configured rPath Linux Virtual Appliance for VMWare environments.
FreeNATS currently supports the following test methods:
- ICMP (Ping)
- Web (Size of URL)
- Web (Time to get URL)
- SMTP, IMAP and POP3 (Time to Open)
- MySQL (Time or Query Rows)
- TCP Port (Open TCP Port)
- DNS Query (simple query or direct server lookup)
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).
FreeNATS is still a developmental system and only alpha releases are available. User feedback is very important and any comments/bugs/suggestions can be raised via www.purplepixie.org/freenats
The system is available both as a source installation (PHP) and pre-installed and configured on an rPath LAMP based virtual appliance.
Posix Environment (Linux, UNIX, BSD etc)
PHP 4 or 5 (with MySQL and GD)
MySQL 3, 4 or 5
Low level socket permissions (for ping test)
Virtual Appliance Requirements
Any VMWare product on any host hardware or operating system.