By: David Dean

About ISPApp

This is an ISPApp client which is designed to monitor hosts running Linux.

ISPApp allows you to monitor thousands of hosts or IoT devices quickly and easily with high resolution charts and realtime data.

It will automatically monitor a host when collect-client is ran on that host and send ISPApp data to generate realtime, daily, weekly, monthly and annual charts for:

All Network Interfaces - Traffic and Packet Rate

All Wireless Interfaces - RSSI and Traffic per Connected Station, # of Stations per Interface

All System Disks - Total, Used and Available Disk Space

System Load

System Memory

Ping to a Host - Average, Maximum and Minimum RTT + Total Loss

  • Environment - Temperature, Humidity, Precipitation, Barometric Pressure and others
  • Industrial Sensors - Gas Levels, Pressure, Fill Levels, Rotation and Positioning Data
  • Vehicle Data - Torque, Fuel Rate and others
  • Electronic Data - Voltage, Power and Current
  • Request Data - HTTP Request Rate, DNS Request Rate, Rate of Incoming Emails etc (easily added to software with our REST API)

ISPApp also provides outage notifications and maintenance/degradation analysis for each of the monitored data types.

We have ISPApp Instances running with tens of thousands of charts and are ready for you to be a customer.

ISPApp Instances are private, once we are out of Beta we will not have access to your Data like Google and Facebook do.


  • json-c
  • libnl3
  • mbedtls

This has been tested running on devices with 4MB of RAM and 16MB of Disk Space.


# install deps as root
yum -y install json-c-devel libnl3-devel

# add to /etc/profile
export SHARED=1
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib

# build and install mbedtls
tar -xzvf v2.24.0.tar.gz
cd mbedtls-2.24.0
sudo --preserve-env make install

# get ispapp-linux-client source
git clone
cd ispapp-linux-client


The launch parameter field names are shown by launching the program without any options.

It must be run as root to send ping packets, ping requires a raw network socket which is supposed to be represented on the network as a privileged action.

sudo LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib ./collect-client 8550 eth0 "long_host_key" "amazon" "ec2" "amazon linux 2" "nano" "NA" "1602685864" "" "" /home/ec2-user/ispapp-keys/ /tmp/collect-client-config.json > /dev/null 2>&1 &

# you can place the launch command above into a startup script like /etc/rc.local


The project ispapp-linux-client is licensed per the GNU General Public License, version 2

A copy is in the project directory, as a file named LICENSE


We plan to create packages for various distributions targetting:

  • Servers
  • Virtualized Instances
  • IoT Devices
  • Desktops/Laptops
  • Raspberry Pi/Etc
  • Routers (we already have an OpenWRT package, email me for more information)

If you would like to be a package maintainer, please email me via