[CentOS] Recommendation On Ping And Alert Tool

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 03:15:42 UTC 2005

On 9/22/05, Kennedy Clark <hkclark at gmail.com> 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).

I don't know about best, but we're using Big Sister
(http://www.bigsister.ch/) - web based.

Collins Richey
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