Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Manage your home network like the pros

Researchers at Georgia Tech have just announced the release of Kermit, a project designed to help home Internet users monitor and manage their network traffic.

Kermit promises easy to read graphs and charts - helping you see if your ISP is delivering the level of service that you're paying for or if your network is slow because your teenager is torrenting too much TV. This tool is both a network probe that helps you analyze your network usage as well as a management tool that lets you shape network traffic. Want to keep the wife from sucking up too much bandwidth? Done. Want to make sure that the kids don't play WOW all night? Done.

This tool should bring professional enterprise grade network management to the home user. It might even be a good free alternative to expensive network management tools for small businesses and schools.

I can't wait to start playing with it.

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