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Re: Distributed URL monitor

by paulbort (Hermit)
on Jan 28, 2005 at 19:02 UTC ( #426075=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Distributed URL monitor

Can you back up a step? Instead of saying "I need to make a distributed URL monitor" can you say "I need a distributed URL monitor"? This opens up the option of downloading a canned package, like Big Brother or Nagios. (Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with either.)

Aside from not having to write the code, this method also has the advantage of being fairly well tested.

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Re^2: Distributed URL monitor
by saetaes (Novice) on Jan 28, 2005 at 20:21 UTC
    I agree with your point about trying to use something canned - it would certainly make my job easier! Actually, we are running Nagios for other purposes in our environment, but as far as I know, it (nor Big Brother) does what I need. Fault tolerance is key, since intermittent network connectivity on one monitoring node does not necessarily mean that the URL is down, or that an alert should be sent. To reduce false-positives, there needs to be some sort of messaging system that relays alerts across monitors (and perhaps triggers a check) to make sure everyone is seeing the same thing.

    Not to downplay the idea of looking for something canned, but at the moment I haven't found something already written that provides this sort of fuctionality.

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