Website monitoring tool

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Tue Jul 15 21:07:45 BST 2008

On Tuesday 15 July 2008, Scott wrote:
> Hi,
>         is there any programs that can check my website every few minutes
> to see if it is working and have something like a pop up when my site goes
> down.  I am using a free web host that goes down every now and then and
> would like alerts on my desktop when this happens.

I would think you could write a script using wget.  Check for something 
retrieved (or not).   If not, raise a flag.

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