Web Monitor Update

KS-DMR’s network back-end is hosted, for free, by the Kansas Research and Education Network (KanREN, Inc.). These guys have a multi-100Gbps backbone network and handle some pretty amazing stuff for the public universities.

But I don’t like to look a gift horse in the mouth. Our real-time web monitor for the system is really poorly coded because I’m not a web developer, and it uses more bandwidth than it should. This week I implemented a 10 minute timer to disconnect users who leave it running. Unfortunately, until we can make it more efficient, this tool just can’t be left running all of the time by multiple folks.

I’ve attached a traffic graph of bandwidth use for KS-DMR (the whole thing). The gray shaded area is AFTER I put the connection timeout in place. WOW!

We can’t be good at everything, I guess. We have a great radio network, but my web programming really isn’t so good.

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