As PADS is now integrated to Sguil, I would assume the usage of it might be increasing. PADS is known to passively identify the network assets running on your network and further assisting in network assets profiling. However the main developer(Matt Shelton) of PADS is no longer actively maintaining it. Together with David Bianco, we have taken the initiative to maintain the PADS but this is more to NSM community efforts instead of doing it solely. If you are using PADS, feel free to do the following -
- bug report
- send us patches
- test our patches
- contribute PADS signatures
Matt Shelton has delegated us the admin access to PADS source tree, however we will take careful step to further testing all the patches and signatures before committing to it.