Purpose: To provide "Internet-quality" Network Management based on RFCs
Phase 1: Standard SNMP traps and ICMP Echo(Ping) or Mask response. Notification action extensible though Guile & Executibles/Script Languages (Perl, etc). TCP service checking by polling ports to see if service is still functioning.
Phase 2: Gtk+ based graphical system
Phase 3: All facilities accessible through web interface. RMON/RMON II monitoring
Phase 4: Packet capture/decoder.
The Phases are not necessarily sequencial, they merely represent units of work that should be logically completed together.