Network traffic monitor for Ubuntu

I am currently working on my Python project as a requirement of my final year project. The project is a small application that works on the panel applet of the Ubuntu OS. It monitors network traffic by different application layer protocols for example http, ftp, smtp and telnet and displays any network activity for that particular protocol in a graphical view.

I have always wanted to build an application with Python since its widely used in open source operating systems. This will give me an opportunity to work in an open source environment. Python by the way is an open source programming language.

I am a big fan of the Ubuntu operating system ever since I installed it on my computer for the first time in 2007. My first Ubuntu distribution was 7.04: Feisty Fawn and I was captivated by its beauty and it opened my eyes to the world of open source. And that is the reason why I wanted to work in an open source environment.

My project is still in its initial stages and I hope that the prototype will be up and running somewhere around August this year. Will be submitting my project on sourceforge.net so that I could get some feedbacks from the community. Well, I hope that this project will go well as planed.

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Author: Darren

A 26 year old geek who was brought up in Kota-Kinabalu, Sabah. I graduated with a Degree in Computer Science majoring in Systems and Networking from Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Selangor. I am a CISCO Certified person with CCNA qualification where I am able to install, configure and maintain Cisco and network devices. With my programming skills, I also develop systems and websites for small companies as a freelancer. Things that interest me are computers and its technologies which had been a thing for me for many years now. I am also an open-source enthusiast. I have worked on an open-source project for my FYP that involves Ubuntu, GTK, and Python. I’ve made it through my Degree and I hope that one day I will be able to contribute in some way to the open source community. Other than that, I am a big fan of TV series and movies. I also like reading especially interesting tech blogs on the web.

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