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Re: network watchdog hardware/software



We use APC Powerswitch here. They're not badly priced and give you a
telnet/http controllable 8 port powerbar.

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Ian Cass

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Ackermann N8UR" <jra@febo.com>
To: <debian-isp@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:26 PM
Subject: network watchdog hardware/software


> I'm using a "business class" cable modem setup with Roadrunner.  Actually,
> it works pretty well and the reliability is OK.  However, when it goes
> down, the tech support line's first answer is always to reset the router
(a
> Cisco br905).  Amazingly and annoyingly enough, that usually works.  The
> problem is that it's not always easy to do a power cycle because there's
> not always someone where the router is.
>
> I think I need a software watchdog that pings several external sites every
> five minutes or so, and if all the pings fail twice in a row (or some
other
> metric), twiddles a control line on a serial or parallel port that can
> drive an external relay to cycle power to the router.
>
> I'm sure I can hack all that together, but before I do, I wonder if (a)
> someone's already done the software daemon, and (b) whether there exists a
> reasonably-priced box that provides a switched AC outlet based on a
control
> signal.
>
> Thanks,
>
> John
> jra@febo.com
>
>
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> President, TAPR                n8ur@tapr.org    http://www.tapr.org
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