After a recent routing issue I found LiveAction which used to be actionpacked networking. Their product looks like something I will run in addition to the dude. I still have yet to find anything as functional as the dude.
I found intermapper to be not very intuitive last time I tried it. Intermapper was supposed to come out with a new interface so maybe it will get much better. I really only tested the top interface of Intermapper and never built a probe. The old interface started out with a list instead of a top map. I tried to make a top map with a sub map without reading a tutorial and could not do it. In the dude it was completely obvious how this worked and navigating around objects was trivial and intuitive.
Hey Lebowski do you think it will be at some day a comes a new version from the DUDE?
Hey Kreacher, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I doubt they will. They have said they are trying to build something around web based (although the dude has a web interface) and they said that it is still up in the air but Normis is not answering new questions lately. They certainly have brought a bunch of great hardware and software out lately but monitoring has to improve so someone else will have to fill the gap. If they are going to surprise us that would be great, I am not holding my breath.
I never got around to testing tclmon and total network monitor doesn't let you build your own probes.
I have thought hard about what the community could do and one thing that has not been discussed has been develop our own network monitor. If this idea took off the benefits would be huge. The trouble would be how to get started and what first features are important? This is complicated enough that we should move the discussion somewhere else. I can dabble and fix bugs in a program that compiles and has a working debugger but have only built a couple programs from scratch. So then we need folks that want to build a monitor and that are good at programming. As soon as you start working this you find all sorts of complications with writing programs like what development environment, which graphic library, which tcp/udp-ip modules, which platforms, what database? This is why it is so frustrating, the dude is so far along in all of this and it could easily be fixed and extended with more features.
I'll be lurking,