March 9th, 2008 @ 21:01

Months ago, we were setting up Shound.org‘s VPN and we were willing to produce a good looking map of the network status. We quickly chose weathermap4rrd, the software which is usually used for that kind of purpose. However the result looked graphically a bit rough, with aliases lines and so on, so that I had to fix it. I rewrote the rendering bits of the PHP version so that they use one of the PHP Cairo wrappers.

The usual sceenshot :

weathermap4rrd+cairo sample

I bundled the whole stuff you might need to deploy it with a howto and additional infos (sorry, the docs are written in French, I will translate them when I’ll have the time to) into this tarball, or you might just grab the weathermap4rrd patch.