Project Domain / Category
Networks / Desktop Application
In a business enterprise, managers always want to keep track of the day-to-day work. These days, enterprises are wired enough to make their employees use computers and the Internet. All this makes the business to sail smoothly.
But, from the other end, use of Information Technology makes the job of managers and analysts more miserable because they have to check what their employees are doing with their computers. For instance, an accounts clerk may be surfing the Internet all the time.
The system will be multi-tier, network software. It will be implemented for computers running under Microsoft’s server class operating systems. It should be a system with a small footprint. The socket interface will be used to connect client and the server. Server will be multi-threaded. TCP packets must be used to send compressed images to the server at a certain frequency.
The daemon running on the client must be well aware of the activities performed and must use a XML protocol to send that information to the server. The server might be able to store its logs and the stations’ logs in a database or in files.
The proposed NetEye Server will be a multithreaded server implemented as a windows application using MFC. It will use TCP/IP suite to communicate among the clients and the server. It will have a standard windows interface and will be user-friendly. It will have a user’s manual and a help system. It will have a TCP socket interface to send and receive packets. In addition, the architecture of the server is component based.
The important tasks of the server include:
1. NetEye Server can view browser history of any connected client at any time. 2. NetEye Server can allow or disallow client machine on run time (Registering/Unregistering). 3. Using TCP port, sever can send any message to any specific client or all active NetEye clients 4. Display the client screen image on NetEye sever side after receiving it in compressed form from NetEye client through TCP Port
The proposed NetEye client will be a special agent running as a service in the client workstation when it boots up. No one except administrators can remove or control this service. In other words, it, is like a daemon process.
The important tasks of the Client include
1. NetEye client will get history of Web browser and send to server on request. 2. For the messaging sub-system, it must host a TCP socket to accept/send messages to and from the server. 3. NetEye client will capture the clients screen bitmap image and compress it in any low resolution image format. Compressed image will be packaged into TCP datagram and sent to port of NetEye server on request with optimal frequency.
Tools: Microsoft .Net framework, Visual C++. NET, Microsoft Visio