Babelweb -- Monitoring tool for the Babel routing daemon
Quick start (from search.npmjs.org)
Install and start the latest babelweb release:
npm install -g babelweb babeld -g 33123 ... & babelweb
Detailed instructions (from git repository or archive)
You'll need nodejs (>= 0.6.0) and npm (>=1.0). If you don't have them installed yet, follow the installation instructions for your platform.
Clone the repository if you haven't already, and cd into it:
git clone git://kerneis.info/babelweb cd babelweb
You have then two options to install babelweb:
Install babelweb globally (in /usr/local by default), with its dependencies:
Keep babelweb in the current directory, install dependencies locally, and add a global symlink (in /usr/local by default):
If you want to install it once and forget about it, I recommend method 1; if
you want to track development easily, method 2. If you change your mind, run
make uninstall (for any of the methods).
Then, start Babel on your local host:
babeld -g 33123 ... &
or create a tunnel if it is running on a remote host:
ssh -N -L[::1]:33123:[::1]:33123 email@example.com
And finally start babelweb:
By default, the babelweb interface is located at: http://localhost:8080/
See the man page for a list of options (also available in the doc/ directory):
You can specify options directly on the command-line:
sudo env PATH=$PATH babelweb serverPort=80 serverAddress=127.0.0.1 user=www-data
Alternatively, you can manage babelweb options through npm:
npm config set babelweb:serverPort 80
In that case, you must start babelweb through npm too (and cannot use command-line options):
npm start -g babelweb
man npm-config for more details.
Babelweb works better when started as root, and will drop privileges as soon as possible. See the man page for more details.
Babelweb has been tested and found to work with recent versions of Firefox (with some minor refreshing glitches), Chrome, Safari and Opera (except for some visual bells and whistles).
Please, do not hesitate to send reports of working and broken browsers.
Gabriel Kerneis firstname.lastname@example.org