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Re: internet outages

On 12/22/2018 9:15 PM, David Christensen wrote:
> On 12/22/18 7:16 AM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> Has Linux got tools that can run while a computer runs that can poll
>> several sites and log internet outages?  I figure a minute down time is a
>> failure and have experienced several of these where my wifi connection
>> had
>> to be deactivated and reactivated to have the internet connection
>> restored.  This is a new wifi router too.  The log would be sent into
>> comcast along with payment requesting credits for the down times.
> I suggest:
> 1.  Test and verify your network cables:
> https://www.idealnetworks.net/us/en/products/cable-testing/copper-testing/cable-verifiers-linkmaster.aspx
> 2.  Buy and read "Networking for System Administrators" by Lucas:
>     https://mwl.io/nonfiction/networking#n4sa
> 3.  Write a shell script that invokes some standard utility (ping(8),
> wget(1), etc.), appends a timestamp and the utility output to a log
> file, sleeps for 60 seconds, and then repeats.  >

Along with redirecting the output to a file, the logger(1) utility can
also be used (1) to make entry in the system log.


John Doe

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