BMI is a tool to help dieting people. It calculates your Body Mass Index (BMI) and gives you an indication of your fatness. It saves the results in a file, so you can through the program look at the file, and compare your results from one day to another. This gives you an overlook of your weight development over a period of time.
kppp_logger uses the kppp program to establish a ppp connection to your ISP, and then keeps track of how long you remain connected. The result is saved into a log. This is designed to prevent the standard shock that occurs when the phone bill arrives. It can be used under any window manager, not just KDE's.
ICPLD (Internet Connection Performance Logging Daemon) is a connection monitor that sends ICMP requests to IP addresses of your choice and monitors if your machine has a working network connection. It logs failed attempts to reach the hosts, and will stamp a log as soon as a reply is received. It keeps track of when and for how long the connection was unavailable and records both total down time and each occasion of interrupted connection. It supports IPv6 and can execute a command whenever a connection goes up or down, which is useful for alerting users.
mylbhelper helps dumb load balancers do their job. It monitors a local MySQL instance by periodically issuing a query. Should the query fail, a custom script, which typically would firewall off the load balancer, is executed. Likewise, when it comes back up, another script is executed. This means you can use any load balancer capable of distributing TCP traffic rather than one natively capable of talking MySQL. mylbhelper can also act solely as a monitoring daemon.
Re: Project Hosting.
> I am offering you some free space for
> your project. No charge, as I like to
> help the community when I can.
Read from README:
"WHY DID YOU RELEASE IT OPEN SOURCE?
I honestly didn't think it would go anywhere, since it is standard IO-based
with no graphics. I decided to release it to the public last summer under the
GPL and see what would happen. Apparently, it was really big. No more open
source projects - I'm going back to shareware."
Did you mean you wanted to help the "non open source"-community?
Re: Very nice pinning down DSL internet connection drops
> so I hear a decreasing tone or an
> increasing tone
> when my ADSL connection goes down or up,
> Documentation indicated sound would not
> with icpld running as a daemon, but it
> does play while in daemon mode for me.
This is only true for the terminal bell beeping. I should definately clarify this in the documentation, now that the option to play other sounds is available.
> If the system crashes, there remains the
> which must be removed by hand; since
> "icpld -quit"
> will not remove this file when icpld
> does not run,
> and icpld will not start while this
> icpld.pid file remains.
> Because of this, when I created a
> startup /etc/init.d/icpld
> script, I had to alter that file 3 times
> until I noticed this slight oddity.
You do have a point here. This will be fixed in the upcoming release. icpld -quit should definately remove stale pid-files. Thank you for pointing this out. You could by the way have taken a look at the startup script available in the contrib directory :-)
Thank you for the feedback