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Douglas E. Miles doug.miles at
Thu Mar 30 13:16:58 CST 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

I don't know of anything off hand, but you should be able to hack
something together pretty quickly using:

LWP (HTTP stuff)

I've used all of these in some way or another, and all are pretty simple
to use.  Use LWP to request a page from the web server, DBI/DBD::mysql
to connect to MySQL, and MIME::Lite to send out the errors when they
occur.  Good luck!

- Doug

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