Visual Raptor is ever changing. It needs to have a completely generic program that picks up all the details that make each copy different from simple text files. All of the information about machine names and network names needs to be in a separate text files. All of the information peculiar to each machine and each network should be in these files. The Visual Raptor setup program needs to be able to help with initial setup and with dynamic changes that happen in real time.


Many versions have come and gone since the first public release. Visual Raptor is very close to being a generic program that will have the traditional [File] [Open] menu for loading network and machine information. At that point it will be able to load one set of ASCI text files for A, B & C networks, and another set for W, X, Y & Z networks.


Each set of files will have its own configuration file to load specific options for those networks. Each network and machine has its own specific flags or options. For example, a remote machine might have the Long Ping flag set. The program would then wait longer for a ping response.


To be the most useful UNIX and Linux system administration tool and network monitoring program for the widest use base, Visual Raptor will continue to incorporate the capabilities requested by users.