Umit Project is an Open Source Organization founded by Adriano Marques in 2007. Our main goal is to deliver good quality open source software for network monitoring and related areas.
Open Monitor is a project developed by Umit Project, and was started during Google Summer of Code 2011. Its goal is to provide real time data about internet censorship and restrictions world wide. This is a free service that runs on top of our free and open source software, and we’re working hard on it in the hope that it will be useful for people facing these issues anywhere in the world.
Pretty ambitious, uh? And you know what? We already have a working alpha version and we’re near a beta release for selected users.
We have developed a cloud based, real time monitor, that shows a world map with plotted lines indicating connections between routers in the world. The system also keeps track of accessible services an websites per region, indicating in real time if a given region has limited or blocked access to any website (i.e. twitter, facebook, youtube, etc.) or service (i.e. email, ftp, ssh, p2p, etc.). And to gather this data, we developed a hybrid P2P network where peers verifiy their connectivity to the Internet, websites and services and send a report to our cloud aggregator. An Android agent was also developed to help bring clarity in the realm of mobile ISPs and wireless networks.
Our cloud system also allows for sending out notifications for subscribed users that desire to receive warnings on regional connectivity issues that would affect him or someone he cares about (or perhaps a business he cares about).
If you liked our project, subscribe and we will send you an e-mail as soon as we release a new version. Follow us on twitter, or join our effort by helping us spread the word or improving this technology.
- Zubair Nabi - Mobile Agent
- Zhongjie Wang - Desktop Agent
- Diogo Pinheiro - Cloud Aggregator