6.5. Summary

This chapter looked at a configuration management application that fulfilled some of the issues raised in Chapter 4. The importance of knowing both the physical and logical locations of each host on the network was explained and an application was developed in order to assist with the determining of this information.

While this application was developed to solve a specific problem, it could easily be used in any other place that shares a similar port numbering scheme to Hamilton Building. Some minor changes would allow it to be used with other numbering schemes. As was noted earlier, the method described in Section 3.2 could be used to overcome any problems with vendor interoperability.