Software to monitor domains

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Nov 17 02:10:57 UTC 2008

Ray Parrish wrote:

> Wow! That's way over blown for what I need. I just need something that
> pings the servers every few minutes, and pops up a notice if either of
> them is down. A web search found lots of Windows packages that do
> this, but no Linux based solutions. I even tried one of the Windows
> apps with Wine, but it wouldn't run.

Please don't top post.  How can we have a conversation.

You won't find a Linux packaged solution to just do that because it's as 
simple as running a script that uses "wget" to get anything from the 
site (outputting it to /dev/null) and echos a message if wget fails, 
being careful to create no output at all when the wget succeeds.  Stick 
the script in cron, and you'll get an email every time it fails.

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