[erlang-questions] [ANN] ntop - A top-like tool for monitoring Erlang nodes

Mazen Harake <>
Mon Aug 16 09:21:36 CEST 2010


  Thanks for the feedback; You are both right. I'll consider erltop but 
I want to avoid "erl" in the name because I think it is corny :P
I'll give it a day to think about it :)

Regarding the wxErlang UI; it would defeat the purpose of why I created 
this. The main point of the tools I create is that they are to be used 
in an environment where you only have shell access and no GUI 
environment. I'm adressing the scenario of when you ssh to the server 
(or ssh to a gateway then ssh to another gateway then ssh to the server 
that hosts the server; it is pretty common :)) and run "ntop" there and 
you get the information in your terminal.

It would be, however, cool if someone decided to rip out the viewer and 
replace it with a wxErlang frontend instead; that is why it is free 
software :)

Thanks,

/Mazen

On 16/08/2010 03:15, Jordan Wilberding wrote:
> I agree, it is unwise to use 'ntop', it is a very prominent program.
>
> I am horrible at naming, but maybe just go with erltop? Your only 
> competition there is a sample program from wxErlang.
>
> With that said, great program. It might even be worth adapting 
> wxErlang's erltop GUI for your code, so you can have a gui version too.
>
> JW
>
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Scott Brooks < 
> <mailto:>> wrote:
>
>     Looks like a great tool, my only suggestion is that there is already
>     an ntop out there
>     http://www.ntop.org/
>
>     If you refer to it as Node Top everywhere then that may help people
>     trying to google for it, although googing for "ntop erlang" should
>     work quite well.
>
>     Scott Brooks
>
>     On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Mazen Harake
>     <
>     <mailto:>> wrote:
>     >  Hi all,
>     > I've created a top-like tool which shows processes and their
>     information
>     > given an Erlang node. It is like "etop" but without the very
>     annoying
>     > scrolling and it is used the same way as top.
>     >
>     > Read more about it here (including a nice screenshot ;)):
>     > Blog:
>     >
>     http://mazenharake.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/announcing-ntop-a-top-like-monitoring-tool-for-erlang-nodes/
>     > GitHub: http://github.com/mazenharake/ntop
>     >
>     > Please give me feedback if you have any ideas/suggestions/rants
>     or what ever
>     > if you feel like it!
>     >
>     > /Mazen
>     >
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