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# Ecks
-A simple way to get data out of a remote machine using SNMP without having to deal with a single MIB or OID.
+In the original Men in Black comics, an agent named Ecks went rogue and wanted to eliminate the MiB. This little
+Python library has a similar aim...
-The goal of Ecks is simple - make it really easy to get get any data from an SNMP service.
+Ecks provides a simple way to get data out of a remote machine using SNMP without having to deal with a single MIB
+or OID.
Ecks is made up of a core class that will collect data via SNMP,
and a set of plugins that contain the OID and the code needed to
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* TCP Connections (think `netstat -an -p tcp`)
* Uptime (you guessed it - think `uptime`)
* TCP Stack Statistics
+* OS Identification
More plugins coming soon (and more info on how to create your own)...
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## Copyright
-Copyright (c) 2011 Chris Read. See LICENSE for details.
+Copyright (c) 2011-2012 Chris Read. See LICENSE for details.
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