[hobbit] big brother replacement

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Fri Nov 2 02:22:50 CET 2007

You think their lack of linux support is bad?  Get a quote.

On 11/1/07, Sloan <joe at tmsusa.com> wrote:
> Josh Luthman wrote:
> > That would be relative to Hobbit's bbtest I believe - someone correct
> > me if I'm wrong, I'm just guessing here!
> >
> > I don't see any reason to think that script wouldn't work with some
> > variable changes like BBNET=`$GREP BBNET $BBHOSTS | $GREP "^[0-9]" |
> > $GREP -v "^\#"` but I am not an expert by any means!
> Well, depending on what I hear on this list in the next day or so,
> taking a crack at adapting the old bb failover script may be my best
> option.
> >
> > Getting back to the version 3.3 - after 1.9btf Quest starting selling
> > the product.  I don't know the exact history behind it but 1.9btf is
> > what you get without paying for anything.  I have worked with and
> > continue to monitor a network with 3.1 or 3.2 (they decided to revert
> > from 3.3 as it looks quite a bit different on the BBDISPLAY) and I
> > honestly don't see what they've changed between 1.9 and 3.2.  Most of
> > the features of BB I heard of or read were not only already in Hobbit
> > but were even better then what I had heard.  Not to mention the dozens
> > of BB scripts that can be relatively painless to migrate.
> Ah, interesting - I always had the feeling that quest didn't do much of
> anything with the code except put in some verbiage and legal warnings,
> and tried to push their own proprietary and non linux-friendly stuff and
> left the bb code base to slowly decay.
> Joe
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