Last update: 2002-03-03
A client for Peep! (The Network Auralizer) (http://peep.sourceforge.net). When I first started playing with Peep I expected it to generate noises based off of live network traffic. To my horror, this was not the case. The sample clients that were provided generated events based off of log analysis. The downfall to this approach is that only traffic to and from your server (web, pop, smtp) could be "seen". So I wrote my own client, a small tcpdump wrapper, to generate events through watching the wire.
The notion of data "auralization" is pretty interesting and if you play with it you'll immediately notice it can be quite powerful. For example, after a while of listening to various audio patterns generated by the 6-7 people living in my college house, I developed the subconscience ability to determine what various users were up to. "Oh, Doug just started playing Counter Strike", "Shawn just turned on this computer" ... From what I understand the guys behind Peep started a company geered towards selling this technology to stock market analysts.