Version 1.61e(Versions 1.61f and 1.61g correct minor software problems)
Owensville Systems is pleased to release Version 1.61e of LANScan Network
Monitor and LANScan Traffic VIew. This version solves some existing software
problems and adds significant new functionality to the products.
If you are running LANScan Version 1.60 or later, Version 1.61e will operate
with your current License code. If you are running an older version, you MUST
CONTACT US to receive a new License code. Be sure to include your Invoice
LANScan Network Monitor now features Network Data Logging via Comma Separated
Variable(CSV) files. Now LANScan can be used to generate a permanent record of
network activity. CSV files are easy to use in most any Windows application,
including Microsoft Access and Excel.
LANScan logs Event information and Network Summary, Protocol and Conversation
data at a configurable frequency. Files are accessible at any time by third
party applications - LANScan does not lock the files.
Detailed information of enabling CSV Logging and the file contents is available
in the online help as well as on our web site at:
LANScan reports can now include or exclude the graphics portion of the view. See
the 'Settings' dialog for the view - a check box has been added to
enable/disable graphics printing.
Previously, the Trend View for Network and Device objects could work in two
ways: collect all data into a single trend(Bytes in/bytes out pair for devices),
or generate a plot for each individual host(Multi Trend).
Multi Trend is a very useful feature for reporting host versus host network
activity, but can quickly be overwhelmed by large numbers of hosts - this is
especially true on larger network where many users are browsing the web.
Version 1.61e introduces two enhancements.
Automatically LANScan now eliminates inactive hosts. If a host has had no
traffic to/from it during the time period of the trend graph, it is removed from
the list and the plotted line is deleted from the trend. This helps eliminated
the clutter from the view. Information on this host is not gone! It is still
available in summary form on the Conversation view.
On the 'Settings' dialog, you can now limit the maximum number of trends
displayed on the chart. By default, LANScan will display all hosts(On Windows
95/98 there is a limit of 12 - see below).
If you change the Max Plots field on the Settings dialog, LANScan will display
at most only the number of plots specified. LANScan chooses the hosts to plot
according to their total traffic for the time perior of the trend. All hosts
will remain in the list and the legend displayed next to the host name will only
show a colored block if the host is on the graph.
You can adjust the number of plots without losing data. The maximum number
requested is stored with the LANScan profile and will be restored when the view
is accessed again.
LOSS OF GRAPHICS ON WIN95/98 PCs
Occasionally LANScan can lose the ability to display graphics on Windows 95 and
98 based PCs. This is due to limitations in the operating system relating to the
availability of system resources for drawing graphics. All programs share a
limited resource, and when there is not enough available, LANScan graphics stop
In order to avoid problems, we have introduced a limit on the number of trend
lines displayable in a single view in LANScan. On Windows 95 and 98 ONLY, the
trend view will be limited to 12 plots. LANScan will automatically choose the 12
hosts to graph according to their activity over the trend life.
You can reduce the number of plots further using the 'Max Plots' field on the
A problem relating the long device names has been corrected. LANScan now limits
device and class names to 32 characters.
SYSTEM SETTINGS (NETWORK MONITOR)
Previously the default setting for new LANScan databases is to reset the monitor
every 5 hours. This has now been changed to disable the Monitor reset by
Help has been updated to include more information and to improve its
Previously LANScan Network Monitor and LANScan Traffic View shared the same
registry entries. This could cause database errors when starting one program
after running the other. This has been changed to direct each program to use
separate registry locations.
NOTE: Workspace settings WILL BE LOST after upgrading to version 1.61e
The License Manager shipped with previous versions of LANScan is no longer
required. If you are no longer running an old version, you can remove the
program from your system.
LANSCan Version 1.61e is fully supported on all versions of Windows 2000
LANScan could crash in certain instances under Windows 95. A
thread management problem has been corrected to reduce the chances of a crash