A beta version of the upcoming 3.9 series of NAV, version 3.9.0b1, is now available for download at Launchpad for those who wish to test it: https://launchpad.net/nav/3.9/3.9.0b1
The 3.9 series include these improvements:
User-visible features and improvements:
* NAV's threshold monitoring feature has finally been completed - Threshold Manager is a new web tool that allows adjusting threshold values for individual statistical data sources. Alerts generated by the threshold monitor can be subscribed to in users' alert profiles.
* MAC Watch is a new web tool that maintains a watch list of MAC addresses. Whenever a watched MAC address appears on your network, NAV will send an alert that can be subscribed to.
* ipdevpoll can now retrieve VLAN configuration from Extreme Networks devices.
* ipdevpoll can now optionally use the pynetsnmp library as an alternative to the TwistedSNMP/PySNMP combination. pynetsnmp is a ctypes binding to the well-known NetSNMP library, and should noticeably improve performance if used.
* Layer 2 topology discovery has been rewritten from scratch, due to both problems with the results of the old discovery code and problems with maintaining the old code.
* LP#739718 (ifName should be derived from baseport number if not available)
More changes may still make it into the final release.
Please report bugs at https://launchpad.net/nav/+filebug :-)
A binary package for Debian 5 (Lenny) will be made available as soon as possible. The Debian package is maintained by Morten Werner Forsbring, on commission From UNINETT.
Happy NAVing everyone!