One frustrating thing about Netsaint
is that it's not very graceful about handling long errors. I just wrote a plugin to check our Veritas
NetBackup server for errors. The problem is if it finds more than 2 errors, the error messages get cut off due to the limit built into Netsaint. There are ways around this, but it's a royal pain in the butt. I wish there was a way to disable that, or something... I dunno.
I think I'm going to set up a repository for all of the plugins and utilities I write for Netsaint and put it up on my website. My boss has no problem with me GPL'ing them and contributing them back to the community, so I might as well do it for the good of all mankind. (Think of the children.) They tend to be quickies, but they're useful, and I get the impression there are a lot of Netsaint users who aren't all that familiar with unix, scripting, etc., and I'm sure they'd find it useful. Plus, maybe one or two will make it into the official plugins, but I doubt it. I write them all in perl and Karl (the plugin maintainer) doesn't like perl plugins. Whatever... seems better to have a perl plugin than none at all. :P
The nice thing is, it's an open-posting list, so I can go ahead and submit the url and not worry about whether he likes them or not. :)