sbstat is a tool which provides status of the Shadowbane servers, graphically, via a window. Status is obtained from Sancus' Status Page, not directly from any of the Ubisoft servers.
sbstat is written for Sun's Java 2 Platform v1.3.1_06
You may also want to visit the sbstat Project Page
If you're running a Win32 operating system (Win9x/ME/2k/XP) you may prefer the native tool, sbtray, which provides status information via a Windows tray icon. If you're interested, check out the sbtray Home Page.