[CentOS] Recommendation On Ping And Alert Tool

Marko A. Jennings markobiz at bluegargoyle.com
Thu Sep 22 18:00:05 UTC 2005

I recommend monit (http://www.tildeslash.com/monit).  It is very easy to
set up and it works great.  You can grab the RPM from Dag's repository.


On Thu, September 22, 2005 10:54 am, Kennedy Clark said:
> A bit off topic, but I keep looking for an answer to this question and
> coming up with nothing... so I thought I would go to the gurus. :-)
>  Can anyone recommend a good package for pinging other devices and sending
> an email/alert when they go down? I'm aware of all kinds of more complex
> things with GUIs and a zillion other bells and whistles we aren't looking
> for, but we just want a simple tool (could be daemon or something run from
> cron) that runs every 1 - 5 minutes and alerts us when stuff disappears.
> Would need some basic logic like only sending one email/alert when
> something
> goes down (vs sending an email every 1-5 minutes until it comes back up).
> :-) We need to avoid a requirement for an X-windows GUI, but a web-GUI
> would
> probably be fine (a GUI-less command-line thing would probably be best).
>  TIA,
> KC
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