Re: Monitor services

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On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, John Hearns wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, John Dean wrote:
> > Is there a program in that comes with fedora to monitor services and mail me when one goes down?
> Ooooohhhhhh.... that's a big question.
> The standard answer id to look at Nagios and Opennms
> Then again, for one machine these may be overkill.
> You could Cheops which does monitoring 
> You can get it to ping (http, DNS,...) every (say) hour
> and trigger an action which will email you.
> Plenty of other utilities out there for network monitoring -
> just go to Freshmeat and search.

Webmin ( is a great administration tool, and has a 
built-in monitor which can alert you when services go down, and also when 
they come back up, if you so desire.  I'm using it to page me when 
services go down on my server.

I don't know if there's a Fedora-specific version's a perl 
system, but has all kinds of "knowledge" of various unix and linux 

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