> You are getting closer, but you have still not really explained what it 
> actually does. 
> What does "monitor" mean? 
> What protocols does it support? 
> What network stacks? 
> What network services? 
> What kind of monitoring? 
> What kind of display? 
> What information is displayed? 
> Does it update continuously? 
> What statistics are gathered? 
> How are they output, to where?

Well, reading (e.g. the documentation) is often helpful :-)

Strictly spoken, LANSTAT doesn't touch the LAN at all. Rather it invokes other 
programs using them as "test agents", reads their output, classifies it as 
either "good" or "bad" and displays the collected results in a clearly arranged 
tabular manner on the screen. A typical example of such a "test agent" is the 
program "ping" and nearly any TCP/IP stack comes with such a utility. But any 
other program, which satifies certain requirements (which in-turn are further 
described in the documentation) can be used as well. The precize syntax for 
calling it and classifying its output is defined in a configuration file making 
LANSTAT very flexible. Therefore it is justified to say that the program can be 
used with virtually any network stack and any network protocol and many 

And yes, the information is updated continuously, no statistics are gathered, 
though i am thinking about adding a logging feature and the information is 
primarily output to the local screen, but optionally a html file can be 
generated, which in-turn can be made (globally) available by some kind of 
(external) HTTP server or directly via the LAN itself.
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