Guidance is written in Python with the GTK widgets and fits nicely into the GNOME desktop to monitor named storms and download their maps from and present them in an easy to use UI. We have approximately 700 users on our network and wanted to meet the following goals:


Using a perl module, the cron can download the desired maps every 30 or 60 minutes. They are placed into a common directory and the Guidance program loads them into tabs and presents a very simple UI. It's designed to scale from 1 user to hundreds of users. It could be run on individual workstations, over NFS mounts or on an application server (as we do it).

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The Python code and instructions can be downloaded from here:


Any comments? Contact: flbeachlf at yahoo dot com or find me on #evolution as “dave_largo” on the IRC.