[mrtg] Re: Alert on No Response
mrtg at pacificwireless.com.au
Tue Jul 16 08:03:40 MEST 2002
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----- Original Message -----
From: "jrb" <JeffWorking at hotmail.com>
To: <mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch>
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 3:20 PM
Subject: [mrtg] Alert on No Response
> Hi everyone.
> I have a question that I thought would be common, but only shows up in the
> archive a couple times with no responses. What I'd like to do is call a
> shell script when a device fails to respond to MRTG.
> I'm fairly new to Linux and MRTG, so there may be an obvious way to do
> that I'm missing. My first thought was to test the MRTG result code, but
> seems to return 0 even if the device fails to respond (I think this is
> because I'm actually seeing the PERL result, which was successful).
> I also considered doing this outside of MRTG by writing a shell script to
> ping the device every 5 minutes and report failures, but this won't
> for times when the ping succeeds and MRTG still fails to get a response.
> Any suggestions you can offer would be much appreciated.
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