Services incorporated on the Cdrfw


The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical naming system built on a distributed database for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities. Most importantly, it translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices worldwide.


The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an auto configuration protocol used on IP networks. Computers that are connected to IP networks must be configured before they can communicate with other computers on the network. DHCP allows a computer to be configured automatically, eliminating the need for intervention by a network administrator. It also provides a central database for keeping track of computers that have been connected to the network. This prevents two computers from accidentally being configured with the same IP address.


Watchdog is a compilation of various programs, functions, services, and utilities that monitor, check, alert and report the current state of the systems under its control. Each of these Watchdog processes is called a MODULE. Each Watchdog module is designed to perform specific system dependant checks and tests. All activity between Watchdog and the System Under Test are controlled via a SQL Database local to the Watchdog system. (Hereafter the System Under Test will be referred to as the SUT.) The SUT that is under Watchdogs watchful eye must adhere to standardized functionality and may deviate from these standards ONLY in special case when the standards do not apply. These standards are in place to assure accurate, simple and fast deployment of new SUT systems being added to Watchdog Control.