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Cam
28th July 2004, 09:51 PM
I need a piece of software to map out cisco router topologies. Anyone aware of a Mac piece of software to do this?

decryption
29th July 2004, 08:43 AM
I'd be interested in something too...
Even some Windows apps :)

pipsqeek
29th July 2004, 09:45 AM
Omnigraffle is a great app for OS X that might do that sort of thing.

You can download a trial from their site. --> http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnigraffle/

I was able to make network diagrams for TAFE assignments and you can also drag a directory to it and it will make a directory map of it.

Maybe it can do the same if you drag the "Network" icon to the app. :)

Not sure but I haven't used it since my assignment required it, and I was able to drag my HDD icon to it, which made an instand directory heirarchy. Also updates as your directory updates. So if you were to delete something, it would show in the Omnigraffle page you created.

Steve

elvis
30th July 2004, 08:13 AM
Another great program bought out by Microsoft is "Visio". The suped up version "Visio Professional" contains all of the Cisco, IBM, 3COM, HP, APC, Dell and Netgear icons built in you could ever think of, which is great for visual mapping of a network. I've used it to diagram up our three master offices in Australia, the UK and the USA, right down to individual devices and connections. Very handy.

Cam
30th July 2004, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by elvis@Jul 30 2004, 08:13 AM
Another great program bought out by Microsoft is "Visio". The suped up version "Visio Professional" contains all of the Cisco, IBM, 3COM, HP, APC, Dell and Netgear icons built in you could ever think of, which is great for visual mapping of a network. I've used it to diagram up our three master offices in Australia, the UK and the USA, right down to individual devices and connections. Very handy.
I was asking about mac software hehe

decryption
30th July 2004, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by Cam@Jul 30 2004, 09:31 PM
I was asking about mac software hehe
I was asking about Windows software :P

elvis
31st July 2004, 10:46 AM
Yeah, sorry. I know it wasn't Mac specific. I was responding more to decryption's request.

For all my Mac-based flowcharting, I generally stick to OpenOffice under Mac. It has all the whizbangery I need for that kind of stuff.

http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/ooo-osx_downloads.html

pipsqeek
1st August 2004, 03:31 PM
You want off topic?

I am still looking for an app that does Gantt Charts. al a M$ Project.

Steve

elvis
1st August 2004, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by pipsqeek@Aug 1 2004, 03:31 PM
You want off topic?

I am still looking for an app that does Gantt Charts. al a M$ Project.

Steve
MrProject under Linux is a good package:

http://mrproject.codefactory.se/

With the right GTK libraries pulled in from Fink or DarwinPorts, and Apple's X11, you should be able to get it compiled and running.

When I get a chance I might give it a go myself, and post some screenies.

pipsqeek
2nd August 2004, 12:07 AM
I have nor the brainial capacity or the smarts to do such things.

If you get that going, I will be pestering you.

Hopefully you get that going in the next 4 weeks. As I would love to be working with a Project Management application on the iBook rather then have to work on a wintel box.

Seriously though. Keep me posted.

I wish I were a programmer, there are so many apps ideas I have in mind for OSX but just can't do it. I have tried to learn programming, and relevant issues. But it just doesn't computer in my brain.

Steve

elvis
3rd August 2004, 04:53 PM
No luck yet. MrProject relies heavily on GNOME2 features which are proving difficult to compile in at the moment. I'll keep plugging away and see if I can make this sucker work.

Although compiline all of the GNOME2 libs on a G3 333MHz is time consuming, to say the least. :)

elvis
3rd August 2004, 06:51 PM
Here's an interesting one for ya:

http://ganttproject.sourceforge.net/

GanttProject. Developed by a French university to replace MS Project needs in-house.

Simply download the .jar file, and double-click it. The entire thing runs under Java, so it's completely platform-independant (run it under Mac/Linux/Windows/whatever, all from the same file). The downside is it's quite slow.

It's still in very early stages, but looks pretty good. Give it a belting and see what you think!

pipsqeek
5th August 2004, 10:24 AM
As I read your post. I found this.

http://www.appmac.com/

Pricey, and not very easy to use. I downloaded the demo. It actually works fine. but the UI is schiesse

Steve

elvis
5th August 2004, 12:47 PM
"Planner" is an evolution of MrProject:

http://www.imendio.com/projects/planner/

I have a bad feeling it'll prove just as horrible to install, but I'll give it a go tonight anyway.

If I do find something easy to install, I'll post a mini-howto on source compiling for Mac.

pipsqeek
6th August 2004, 05:53 PM
Gantproject is great. does all I want it to bar one thing.

When I link completed tasks to ones I want to start next. Predecessors.

The start and finish date are altered and the task that is linked to moves up to the end of the previous task.

There is no way to fix this as well, as I then tried to go in the properties of the task and move it back to its original start and finish date. Nothing happens. Yes I did hit OK not Cancel.

This is not very flexible, considering that there are weekends in the process as well as the tasks only being done on Friday's. This is to mimic my Friday morning TAFE class.

I have emailed one of the authors from their contact list, and I await a reply as to if they are aware of the problem or whatever.

Steve

Cam
25th August 2004, 04:25 PM
I Still havent found myself a network diagram tool thats not prepriatry mac stuff like omnigraffle is.

chrism238
25th August 2004, 04:53 PM
I need a piece of software to map out cisco router topologies. Anyone aware of a Mac piece of software to do this?

Maybe I've misunderstood the original question :huh: , but everyone's replying about software to produce graphs, not (discovered?) network diagrams. I think the "neatest correct entry" is InterMapper (http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10204).

Chris.

Gothikon
26th August 2004, 08:18 PM
Cam, do you mean you don't like all the graphics of Apple machines in omni graffle? You can make your own stencils, and there are actually PC's etc in there. The pro version can also import and export visio files.

Alternatively if you mean you want windows software what was wrong with visio?

Nevets_Anderson
29th August 2004, 08:27 PM
Are you looking for something to actualy querie the routers? that will crank out information both visual and text based?

http://www.neon.com/

LANsurveyor

May be what your after