Name clash?

Andrew Pollock andrew-argus at
Thu Jan 1 01:26:53 EST 2004

Happy New Year all.

I was lying down on the couch this afternoon reading this quarter's copy of
SAGE-AU Advice, and came upon an article entitled "Argus - System Monitoring
Tool" and initially thought, cool, someone's written an article about Argus.

As I read on, I realised that it was about another product called Argus,
something that as the title suggests, does system monitoring ala Nagios and

I don't know if QoSient holds a trademark on the name Argus (or if these
other people do), but I can see this name collision causing all sorts of
confusion, particularly if one or the other becomes significantly more
popular than the other...

>From what I can determine from a brief peruse of the changelog, it was
called something completely different at least until 2001. I'm not sure of
Argus' history, but it seems that it's significantly older than this



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