I'm on a bit of R and R right now. Have to burn through the vacation time somehow. Earlier, this year I made a point of pushing at least one new blog entry per week. Seems like I missed this week for the first time in a while.
So, perhaps, just to make me feel "whole", here's a link to an article I wrote for Dr. Dobbs a few years back which describes a framework for network monitoring. Basically a cascading set of filters and processors (pipeline), which threading support in each filter manager:
The SecureScout Wi-Fi Security & Monitoring Framework