Checking host availability using cron and a few scripts

I like to be notified automatically when one of my servers decides to roll over. The nagios package is perfectly appropriate for this, among lots of other things.

However, these scripts are good for exactly one thing: sending me (or someone) a message if a given piece of hardware at a given IP address stops responding for more than a minute or so.

If that's the only itch you have, putting these scripts and files on your loghost will let you scratch it in about two minutes. If you want a much more thorough monitoring setup with an active user/developer base, use nagios but be prepared to spend more than two minutes setting it up.


Comments welcome.
 Name Last modified Size Description [DIR] Parent Directory 08-Jun-2009 14:17 - [TXT] ishostup.tar 07-Jun-2009 22:18 34k Check system availability via cron