The netmangler project has a number of design methodologies to ensure ease of development, bug finding, and revision/addition of features. By strictly keeping to these methodologies, we can be certain that the project will grow in a controlled manner.
Rather than re-invent the wheel, the project will make use of other leading open source projects. Such as :-
GNUtls - For ensuring encrypted communications between servers and remote agents or Client GUI's.
The core design and feature set is currently being defined here.
NET-SNMP - Mature SNMP capabilities.
CVS - Configuration control.