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Re: Remote health test for servers?

On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Jacob S. wrote:

> Does anyone have some good scripts (or know of a progam, though I
> suspect that's overkill) for having an automated process that
> periodically runs to make sure a server is still alive?
> If the server were running the other os, I think an occasional ping
> would be good enough, but I've seen a Linux server lose it's hard drive
> and still answer pings before. :-)


"Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network 
problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. It has been 
designed to run under the Linux operating system, but works fine under 
most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks 
on hosts and services you specify using external "plugins" which return 
status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon 
can send notifications out to administrative contacts in a variety of 
different ways (email, instant message, SMS, etc.). Current status 
information, historical logs, and reports can all be accessed via a web 

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