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Re: monitoring internet availability and sending sms alert?

Ron Johnson on 14/05/10 12:54, wrote:
On 05/14/2010 06:32 AM, Adam Hardy wrote:
Merciadri Luca on 14/05/10 11:31, wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote:
On 05/13/2010 06:28 PM, Adam Hardy wrote:
I figure this is probably something I would have to script myself
because I can't find anything useful looking out there, but I thought
I'd ask before I try (or perhaps before I procrastinate again):

I have a machine here at home running some 24x5 programs which I really
need to keep up and running, along with my broadband so it can get its

I figured I could run a program on my webserver to ping my home machine
regularly and in case it starts to slow down, lose packets or die
completely, it could send me an SMS to alert me to the fact.

Is there something like this already in existence?

smsclient, ping and bash should do the trick...

Might not be too hard to implement, as explained by Ron.

I shall look into these options. I'll obviously have to open up the ping
port on my firewall.

Outgoing ports are randomly assigned, though, aren't they?

Sure. I mean on the box at home that I'm monitoring from the online server. Aaaah, just realised I don't have a fixed IP ?$*!(*)"*"!!!

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