Neo is an open source network administration tool used extensively at
MIT to aid in the tasks of administering the network. Neo uses a
simple command line interface to talk to hubs, switches and routers
Some of the features of Neo are:
News! A beta version of Neo 2 in Python
will soon be available for testing!
- As a command line client it can be run over telnet, rlogin or
text ssh sessions.
- It can locate a host on a network device or a collection of
- It can enable and disable network ports.
- It can produce a summary of device layout.
- It can produce statistics on per-port bandwidth use.
- It can be used in scripts.
The latest release of Neo is
Other versions are available
If you would like to receive announcements about new releases of Neo
software, add yourself to the Neo-users
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Neo is also discussed in detail in the book Open
Source Network Administration, published by Prentice Hall PTR.
Neo was written by
James Kretchmar as part of
the ktools suite of software.
If you feel like showing your appreciation for Neo or other ktools
software, feel free to visit this
Reporting bugs and additional information
Bugs and other requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also send
mail to this address if you would like to receive future announcements
about Neo releases.