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acknowledgement

dreams never turn to reality unless a lot of effort and hardwork is put into
it.and no effort bears fruit in the absence of support and guidance.it takes a
lot of effort to work your way through this goal and having someone to guide
you and help you is always a blessing.we would like to take this oppurtunity
to thank a few who were closely involved in the completion of this small
dream of ours - this project.

at the outset we thank the principal mr. ommen samuel
for granting
permission to proceed with the project .
we sincerely thank mrs.preetha mathew ,head of the department of
computer science for providing the necessary facilities to us.
we would like to thank the vsnl authorities for providing this great
opportunity to us.
we are also extremely grateful to our internal project guidemr.jabir,lecturer
in computer science

and our external project guide mr sajan
john,network engineer(vsnl) for the valuable suggestions provided which
helped us to overcome the major problems during the design of the project.

we thank our families and friends whose prayer and encouragement kept us
going.
last but not the least we thank the lord for giving us the confidence and the
ability to achieve this dream
introduction

even a small company may have a number of pieces of hardware with many services and software packages running on them. larger companies may have hundreds or even thousands of items to keep up and running. both small and large companies may have decentralized operations, implying a decentralized it infrastructure, with no ability to physically see many of the machines at all.

naturally, each piece of hardware will have a unique set of software products running on it. faced
with a multitude of hardware and software to monitor, administrators cannot pay attention to
each specific item; the default posture in this kind of situation is to respond to service outages on
a reactive basis. worse, awareness of the problem usually comes only after an end-user
complains.

therefore, an automated tool that can help in system administration can be extremely helpful.
these tools go by the generic name of network management software, and all share the capability
to:

\u2022keep track of all the services and machines running in the infrastructure;
\u2022raise alerts before small problems become large ones;
\u2022run from a central location to reduce the need to physically go to each machine; and,
\u2022provide a visual representation of system-wide status, outstanding problems, etc.

our project is to customize an existing network monitoring system nagios, for the vsnl
broadband network. nagios is a free, open-source web-based network monitor developed
by ethan galstead. nagios is designed to run on linux, but can be also be used on unix
variants. nagios monitors the status of host systems and network services and notifies the
user of problems. the installation and configuration of nagios is done in a way typical for
linux. the system can be controlled via web browser .

about the organisation
videsh sanchar nigam limited (vsnl)

vsnl was incorporated on march 19, 1986 under the indian companies act , 1956 to take over the activities of the erstwhile overseas communication services (ocs) with effect from april 1, 1986.the first submarine telegraph cable from u.k. landed in bombay in 1870, heralding the era of external telecommunications in india.the eastern telegraph co. (etc) of 1872 and the indian radiotelegraph co. (irt) of 1927 merged to form the indian radio and cable communications co. (ircc) in 1932.the h.f. radio telegraph made its appearance on the scene in 1927, followed by radio telephony in 1933.

consequent to india's independence in 1947, there were phenomenal developments in her communication system and technology. the government of india took over the ircc, giving birth to the overseas communications service (ocs), a government department.the satellite era dawned in 1970. india also had, by 1982, wideband submarine telephone cable system and troposcatter system in the external telecommunications network. on april 1, 1986, the videsh sanchar nigam limited (vsnl) - a wholly government owned corporation - was born as successor to ocs.

there were unexpected developments in mobile communications too. now it is possible to communicate and do business with people on the move - on land, on the high seas or in the air, even while we are moving from one place to another. these developments also made possible safety through communications - during natural calamities like flood or

earthquake or man-made calamities like war, when conventional systems are thrown out of gear. meanwhile, vsnl introduced internet services in india in the year 1995. the new era of communications started towards the new millennium.

it is a well known fact that a large number of people from kerala work overseas.as a result, international telephone calls to and from kerala had always been very high.it was therefore quite natural for vsnl to have its footprints established in kerala.by october 1996 ,vsnl started providing internet dial-up service from vyttila office with a router setup using servers at chennai,which initially was 64kbps, was upgraded to 2mbps.in march1998 ,the gateway from ernakulam vsb, located at kakkanad was commissioned with a 13m standard b antenna,gateway digital switch and dcme equipment.in april 1998, asianet evening tv news up linking started from vsnl ernakulam.

in october 1998, an internet carrier was radiated from this earth station to kdd japan.vsnl ernakulam also started providing leased lines services for internet as well as iplc.by october 1998 , as per government policy internet dial-up was handed over to the then dot.however in january 2001,vsnl ernakulam again started dial-up service using ras and digital lines

in terms of inter-vsnl bandwidth servicing , vsnl ernakulam is providing other centeres like chennai and banglore,iplc links to various international destinations some of the leading it companies like infosys and satyam , from bangalore and chennai are provided stae-of-the- art fibre connectivity from ernakulam via sea-me-we-3.

among the other major achievements of the ernakulam vsnl station were the commissioning of the mega submarine cable projects of the time-sea-me-we-3(south east asia,middle east,west europe 3) and safe(south africa far east).it may be mentioned that for safe,cochin is the only landing point in india.the total number of international circuits in operation in march 2002 are 2124.

in february 2002, the government of india, as per their disinvestments plan, released 25% of vsnl's equity to a strategic partner. consequently, vsnl was taken over under the administrative control of tatas. it is under the management of tatas - india's best known industrial house-that vsnl is now charting its future course.

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