[CentOS] Recommendation On Ping And Alert Tool

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Sep 22 18:03:13 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 13:54 -0400, Kennedy Clark wrote:
> 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).
the all purpose server tool - webmin



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