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Point me in the right direction - Monitor a Mulicast IP address or streamby Anonymous Monk
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Folks I am new here, and to Perl; however, I have started reading the O'reilly Learn Perl book.
Yet, I have a few questions, and require someone to point me in the right direction. I do not have a stream background in coding, or related resoruces; however, logically I can think of what I want to accomplish
I need to have the ability to montior a multicast stream from an IP address, and if a drop in multicast packets is detected, then generate an email.
Currently I am just watching tcpdump captures of a block of IP addresses, but I want to automate the process.
I am thinking that tcpdump and sendmail can be used or leveraged for this; however, I am not sure how or what steps I need to take to move forward.
I don't even have code yet, but any assitance on direction or ideas... are welcomed.
Thank you... JJ