[TriLUG] open source code project curiosity?
dragonstrider at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 22:29:32 EDT 2005
There's always forge.trilug.org (currently defunct? and in need of a
maintainer or two).
On 6/14/05, David McDowell <turnpike420 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all. I guess you could class this as an open source project.
> Anyway, some discussion came up recently and a couple tips from a few
> TriLUG members on IRC were suggested, so I just updated the scripts.
> The code is a bash script that uses netcat to gather data from an
> ethernet connected iTHX-M in our server room which monitors
> temp/humidity. It writes the data to a daily text file (runs every 10
> minutes in a cron job). It also calls a PHP script which dumps the
> data into our database. Yes, the db is MSSQL, sorry. :) We then use
> jpgraph to do nifty dynamic PNG graphs from the data, example here:
> http://www.turnpike420.net/~dmcdowell/ithxm24.png (This is a sample I
> saved to use for sharing the other day. I don't really mention the
> graphing part in my project either, since there are so many ways to
> graph from a given data set and all.)
> In a Google search, "ithx-m linux", my little mini-project is the
> first hit. (quotes not necessary). :p
> Our PHP script internally goes a step further adding range checking to
> the temp/humidity. If temp above x, text alert to our mobile phones,
> if temp above y, text warning to our mobile phones, same with the
> lower limits... and same both upper and lower with humidity. I chose
> not to include this in my shared PHP script b/c it means I'd have to
> get into explaining the database columns setup, why/how to choose
> operating ranges of your equipment, etc., not to mention we use MSSQL,
> so I'm sure to catch rants for that. It also doesn't continuously
> text us, so if an alert already exists, it won't send a text alert
> again for z number of times unless it becomes a warning, blah blah for
> each case. If the alert status clears itself or changes to warning,
> the z counter resets.
> What I was really curious about is what do people think about how I've
> maintained my notes so far? Do I need to create a sourceforge project
> for something like this? Keep going the way I have and be happy with
> that? Foo?
> David McD
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