an infobot, for your comfort and convenience

Scott Walters root at
Thu Mar 30 13:54:01 CST 2000


I'm certain that with the or the network features built into Perl
you could ping, but off the top of my head, if I were you, I would use
good old LWP on a monitor server, and have it hit a script on the
production server, and verify that it doesn't time out, get connect
refused or any error - and also gets back the desired content from that


On Thu, 30 Mar 2000, Pablo Velasquez wrote:

> Greetings:
> Our server is having problems and I'm researching some type of Perl
> monitoring system. A beeper should be arriving this Friday so I can
> e-mail-to-the-beeper is the server goes down.
> Does anyone have suggestions for possible Perl programs they've used to
> monitor a server, http, mysql (to make sure it's still responding)?
> Sure would appreciate it, thanks!
> -Pablo

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