Mini Manual

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.

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