SLAMD 2.0.1

I have just released a new version of SLAMD, version 2.0.1. It is available for download at The release notes provide a pretty complete list of the changes included in this release, but some of the most notable updates include:

  • The code used to generate graphs has been improved in a number of ways. Various font sizes and styles are now used to make elements of graphs stand out, and antialiasing has been enabled for the text. The thickness of lines in line graphs has been increased and a light gray background is used for the plot area to help make the lines easier to see, especially for light colors like yellow. Also, the default graph size has been increased from 640×480 to 800×600.
  • When scheduling a job, the job duration and/or statistics collection interval can be specified in a more human-readable format. You can still use the number of seconds like in the past, but you can also use more user-friendly forms like “6 minutes”, “1 hour”, or “1 day 12 hours”.
  • A new version of the NetStat resource monitor is available that provides a number of bug fixes and increased functionality. It is now possible to configure the set of interfaces to monitor and/or to have statistics aggregated across the monitored interfaces.
  • The HTTP GetRate job has been updated so that it provides the ability to authenticate to a proxy server.
  • A bug has been fixed that could cause a problem with the use of the HTTP client if the response does not include a Content-Type header.
  • A bug has been fixed in a number of LDAP-related jobs that could cause them to behave incorrectly if a value pattern was specified using a sequential pattern. That pattern could be repeated by all threads on the client, instead of having the same range shared by all threads so that each value was used by only one of the threads.
  • A bug has been fixed in a number of jobs that could prevent statistics from being collected if a cool-down time was provided but no duration or stop time was defined.
  • Jobs providing rate-limiting capabilities have been updated so that you can control the period of time over which the rate limiting is enforced. This can be used to help make it more reliable over time, with the trade-off of occasionally exceeding the rate limit for a brief period of time to make up for periods of slower activity.
  • New jobs have been added which can be used to perform asynchronous LDAP search and modify operations with multiple concurrent outstanding requests on client connections.
  • The LDAPDecoder tool has been updated to provide the ability to decode LDAP traffic from snoop or tcpdump packets in which LDAP messages do not exactly align with packet boundaries (e.g., packets containing multiple messages, and/or messages spanning multiple packets). Also, when generating a SLAMD script to reproduce the LDAP communication, it is now possible to exclude information about server responses.

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  1. Are there any examples or tutorials for setting up slamd to monitor directory servers and machine stats after slamd is installed and running?


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