netKerplunk’s main screen looks like this:
From here, you can start adding what you would like to monitor:
So that you end up with a list like:
You can add entries either by host name or IP along with an optional ‘location’ by using the ‘@’ symbol as a delimiter. The ‘location’ is for your own reference.
Once you have your list, there are a few things you can do with it. For instance, save it:
Which brings up a dialog box:
Please add the ‘.ipl’ extension so that the file will be recogised when it comes to opening it again. I will revisit ipl files in a moment, but first, lets look at how we can automatically monitor our list:
You can set automatic updating to any of the values given; netKerplunk will then update the list at that interval.
If you want to manually update one or all entries, then you have that option:
You can additionally sort the list on any of the columns (ascending, decending or off) by repeatedly clicking the column name:
Logging and Opening IPL files.
At the moment, logging can only be set up by first manually editing the IPL file:
The first entry is designated as the log file definition entry – here it is set to the default of ‘none’. To set up the log file type the name and location of the log file, for example:
Be sure to add a ‘\’ to the directory name.
You can now open the ipl file and turn logging on:
Logging will only occur when an entry is updated.
The log file can be viewed in a web browser:
netKerplunk automatically updates the log and formats it highlighting all ‘dead’ entries. If you have a network drive or place the file on a web server, then you could view the log from any machine.