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#1 2021-09-16 00:56:30

Hessiess
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Registered: 2008-07-21
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conky-esque network (client-server) system monitor?

Hi people, I'm interested if anyone is aware of a 'conky-esque' system monitor, which is network enabled (client-server) and can display system monitor data from 2 remote systems on a single configurable interface, preferably a desktop application and not a web interface. It must be able to display data from arbitrary sources (such as smartctl, error logs from php applications), and tunnel data over SSH or nebula, not exposing anything that would create a public attack surface.

I do not want anything that depends on a database, the point is display / notification not long term storage or analytics. Really, just a simple system that can pull data from multiple sources and display it in one place.

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#2 2021-09-16 06:45:10

seth
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Re: conky-esque network (client-server) system monitor?

"ssh -Y"? Conky is an X11 client and can display its window on a remote system…
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/OpenSSH#X11_forwarding

There're some in https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Catego … m_monitors - but most remote-capable stuff will use http or mail. And I don't think they're as generic as conky.

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#3 2021-10-04 01:06:10

Hessiess
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Re: conky-esque network (client-server) system monitor?

seth wrote:

"ssh -Y"? Conky is an X11 client and can display its window on a remote system…
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/OpenSSH#X11_forwarding

There're some in https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Catego … m_monitors - but most remote-capable stuff will use http or mail. And I don't think they're as generic as conky.

Thanks, I'm aware that you can forward x11 applications, but it doesn't solve wanting to display information from multiple systems in one window. As you say, the ones on the page you linked are mostly terminal based or HTTP.


Ultimately, I wrote my own solution:

https://github.com/robehickman/system_monitor

Thank you for your help.

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