Thanks to everyone (listed below) for the responses. The responses were
categorized around a perl script, Big Brother, wget (a gnu utility), nocol,
RedAlert, pping, expect. I will try out wget and pping for their simplicity.
It became quickly apparent that I need to spend the time to learn perl.
Have a great day...
wget is available from http://www.gnu.org/software/
THE BIG BROTHER SYSTEM AND NETWORK MONITOR http://www.maclawran.ca/sean/bb-dnld/
DJB's "supervise" ftp://koobera.math.uic.edu/www/daemontools.html
supervise won't restart, but appears worthy of mention)
pping http://www.blazen.com/pping/ f
SiteScope available from www.freshtech.com
Timothy P. Peterman
J. Michael McGarrah
Arthur J. Byrnes
Luke A. Kanies
Jim Robertori wrote:
> Fellow SA's:
> we would like to implement a process that "watches" over whether a web server is
> up and answering requests. If the server is down, we would like to restart the
> server, and a few seconds later, check whether it's responding to requests. If
> not, send an alert to a beeper. I don't think a shell doing a simple ps and a
> grep for the process would work well enough
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how the first part can be done?
> Thanks and will summarize
> Jim Robertori
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