[CentOS] Recommendation On Ping And Alert Tool

Tony Wicks tonyw at tonyw.com
Thu Sep 22 19:07:06 UTC 2005

Add the dag repository to your yum then "yum install nagios". Doing the 
initial config will take a couple of hours, but once it is running it is 
capable of whatever you need I would say.

Les Mikesell wrote:

>On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 12:54, 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).
>This probably isn't the best anymore, but I've had it running with
>no particular problems for 5 or 6 years - before any of the others
>like it were available.  It is all-perl, has one server process to
>collate the responses and rate-limit the alarms, one network probe
>for all the remotely checks, and optional local clients for some
>things that can only be tested locally. It is fairly easy to add
>custom tests for local applications.
>  http://spong.sourceforge.net/

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