How to monitor Internet connection?

Mark Haney mhaney at
Mon Apr 13 16:27:11 UTC 2009

Ashley Benton wrote:
> Hi, I have a server on one of my computer using Ubuntu 8.10.
> My internet connection seems to be going on and off making the website
> unavailable.
> Is there a way to monitor my internet connection? Would it be possible to
> have the computer beep when the server is off internet?
> Thanks
> Meg

There are a couple of places that can monitor availability for you.  We
use pingdom which will ping your website (or router or server) and then
email/text you when it's not available. They have some free trials if
you want to try them out.

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Mark Haney
Sr. Systems Administrator
ERC Broadband
(828) 350-2415

Call (866) ERC-7110 for after hours support

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