[mrtg] ping? email

Mersberger, Robert robert.mersberger at goldenven.com
Fri Nov 2 17:54:02 CET 2007

 I don't know if this will help but I run my mrtg with crontab and it is
set up to email me when mrtg fails to contact a device.  I also use
smokeping with alerts and this provides a fairly good indication when an
device fails.
Here is my crontab setup.
[root at mrtg etc]# more crontab
MAILTO=nss at beverlycorp.com,robert.mersberger at Goldenven.com

# run-parts
01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
02 4 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily
22 4 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
42 4 1 * * root run-parts /etc/cron.monthly
*/5 * * * * root /root/mrtg_run
4 5 * * * root reboot

-----Original Message-----
From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch
[mailto:mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Luis Carlos Solano
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 11:26 AM
To: mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: Re: [mrtg] ping? email

Cook, Garry wrote:
> MRTG is mainly about performance monitoring. If you want fault 
> monitoring, you can probably do it with MRTG, I've seen several 
> scripts and whatnot in the past, but I would recommend the correct 
> tool for the job. You should look at something like Nagios instead. 
> http://www.nagios.org/

another vote for Nagios here...

Luis Carlos.

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