Cabling databases and wireless networks

Hugh Irvine hugh at
Thu Dec 13 01:08:23 UTC 2001

Hello Eric -

I answered a question the other day about radius servers (Radiator), but you 
may be interested to know that we also offer a solution in this area called 
"Nets" (commercial source code product).

Many readers of this list kindly assisted us with beta-testing of Nets about 
a year ago, prior to release.

Please contact me directly if interested.



On Thu, 13 Dec 2001 07:45, Eric Gauthier wrote:
> > curious ... how did you implement this database ? Was it a commercial
> > offering or is it a 'robust' home grown solution?
> Today, its just a home-grown Oracle database with a web front-end for
> searches.  My impression (though I'm not the DBA who built it / maintains
> it) is that there are tables for equipment with attributes like
> hostname, IP, subnet that it drives, physical location, # ports, etc.,
> as well as location tables for each of our core wiring closets that
> contain patch panel informaiton, drop numbers, locations, etc.
> If you are looking for details, drop me a note offline and I'll forward
> it to our DBA.
> Having said all that, we are thinking about moving to a more
> commercial system so that we can tie the information into a ticket
> system, asset tracking system, etc. (i.e. Pinnacle, Remedy, etc).  But,
> as with all things in todays market, "thinking" means "sitting
> around the lunch table and saying "that would be neat" and not "I
> have a budget".  [Translation: sales droids, do NOT send inquiries because
> we have no money to spend on this nor am I authorized to approve any
> spending for this.]
> Eric :)

Radiator: the most portable, flexible and configurable RADIUS server
anywhere. Available on *NIX, *BSD, Windows 95/98/2000, NT, MacOS X.
Nets: internetwork inventory and management - graphical, extensible,
flexible with hardware, software, platform and database independence.

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