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Open source S/W lets mobile devices access servers via WAP/WML

Aug 28, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

(press release) — elc technologies has just released PiranhaWAP, an open source WAP/WML-enabled server status reporting product. PiranhaWAP allows displaying real-time system information such as uptime, load average, and memory information on WAP/WML-enabled devices such as cellular phones and PDAs.

elc technologies is currently further developing PiranhaWAP to extend and utilize it's capabilities with regard to the home automation / networking market. PiranhaWAP will allow users to access, configure, monitor home networks/automation/security remotely and securely via a WAP compliant cellular phone or PDA. “Maybe you've had a rough day at work, and on your drive home you'd like to fire up the jacuzzi so when you arrive home, you can jump straight into the pool.” said Patrick Vlaskovits, PiranhaWAP project manager. “This might well be feasable in the not-too-distant future, assuming your house is 'wired' and you've chosen to administer it remotely with our product.”

PiranhaWAP will have other embedded uses beyond those in the home networking/automation market. For example, ELC Technologies is working on a version of PiranhaWAP that will be integrated into a server-room appliance that can receive SNMP alerts and system information from routers, proxies, and servers via direct query and SNMP data. Additionally, control can be routed between servers and redundant devices, or servers can be hard rebooted, through any WAP compliant remote device.

PiranhaWAP was written from scratch in sing resusable and modular C code. This makes it easy to use on embedded systems because the program is fast, small in size, and easy to modify. It can also be statically linked with SNMP and libproc libraries to cut down on potential version conflicts with the various libraries found on embedded systems.

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