How to monitor Internet connection?

H.S. hs.samix at
Mon Apr 13 17:27:45 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

How are you connection to the internet from that server? If your
internet connection is based on a modem, you could check the up/down
state of pppx (where x is 0,1,2,etc.) on the server (or of any other
interface device, like eth0, eth1, etc.). In other words, it is possible
to trigger a script if an interface goes up or down. Search for ifupdown
package to know more about this.



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