thinking about making a network traffic monitor
i am thinking about making a network traffic monitor for windows for my A2 computing project, with broadband isp transfer limit's etc. being the main use. Could anyone shed some light on how difficult it would be to create such a thing? Is it a feasable project for 1 computing student?
I was thinking of making a dll in c++ that handles the actual traffic monitoring, and then doing the front end in visual basic. Is this an appropriate way of doing this? i am quite new to c++. Any help/ advice anyone can give would be appriciated.
well i just noticed suse 10.0 has been released, so i might do it in linux :D .... what one would you think it would be easier to develop it in?
I like the way you think!
I like the way you think, jimjamjahaa!
...but pretty much everyone does a boring old database customer order type thing.
However, one caution - Depending on how much you already know about network programming, you could easily spend five times as much time researching & learning, as programming. While your classmates are busy banging-out code and debugging, you might still be studying network protocols & stuff.
This might be a good project for someone with a light course load, or a good project if you could get a jump-start before the semester starts.
And, check with your Professor too... Your program may end-up with less code than your classmates', and it might look as if you've done less work even though you've done (and learned) much more!
What is A2 computing? 2nd semester programming??? What does it cover?