[Techtalk] monitoring server system status

David Merrill david at lupercalia.net
Wed Oct 1 01:38:35 EST 2003

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I'm currently migrating my old server onto what was my workstation, in 
anticipation of getting the new workstation in 2-3 weeks. So, I'm kind of 
rethinking the way I have things configured and managed, trying to make 
it as robust and low maintenance as possible.

One issue I've had in the past is that I've had my webserver go down and 
not even noticed it for a day or so. I don't go to my own home page all 
that often, and during work hours I'm not usually checking personal mail. 
But now that I'm donating hosting services for a couple of small 
organizations, reliability is more of an issue.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to set up a monitoring system that 
monitors the active services and triggers configurable notifications if 
one goes down? I'd like to have it shoot an email to my office if my 
webserver goes down or even sent a text message to my phone or something 
like that. I could whip something up in Python, but surely this is a 
solved problem, right?

Thanks again everyone!

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