Software to monitor domains
crp at cmc.net
Mon Nov 17 05:19:39 UTC 2008
Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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.
Sorry about the top posting, it's the default in my email client and on
most lists I belong to they don't complain. I myself have a plug in that
collapses all quoted material in an email to one line boxes that can be
opened to full size if I can't remember what was said previously. [love
that add in! get Quote Collapse and Quote Colors for Thunderbird,
So much for off topic... Thanks for the tip on wget, I'll be loading the
man page to study it here in a minute. I've done some bash scripting
[spam] when I wrote the System Report script for Ubuntu which is
available on my web site.[end of spam] 8-) So, I'm hoping I can figure
it out once again to do this.
Later, Ray Parrish
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