[mrtg] Re: Not responding

Daniel R . Kilbourne drk at voyager.net
Fri Aug 24 22:04:11 MEST 2001

This topic comes up every once in a while. There are much better ways to check links for outages.

I personally recommend sysmon (http://www.sysmon.org)

Very easy to setup, configure, and use. 

Matt Walkowiak extolled:
> MRTG cannot send any kind of message, but you can make it run a program if
> an event happens.  So if you can write a script that will call your phone,
> and you can write a script to sense when a link is down, combine them
> together and you're set!
> I know there are scripts out there that run under (along with?) MRTG that
> can sense when a link goes down, but I cannot help you there.
> As an alternative, check out Ipswich's WhatsUp.  Good program.  Easy to set
> up and somewhat powerful.
> Matt

Daniel R. Kilbourne
daniel.kilbourne at corecomm.com
CoreComm Systems Engineering

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