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monitoring of services like HTTP, SMTP, etc.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by claudius, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. claudius

    claudius Member

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    Hi there

    I'm looking for a monitoring solution. I like to get informed when a service is not available. For example &www.watchmyserver.com& has a solution like this but the drawback is that you just get informed if the server is not ping able. But sometimes it's not the whole server which is going down. I would like to watch services like HTTP, SMTP, FTP, CPOP, etc.

    Does anybody knows a good program or a good website which supports that? If this program is just sending an email it's also ok cause I can forward this to our SMS-Gateway.

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  3. lost

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    Here's a solution I dreamed up one saturday with nothing to do. It's free, secure and uses what you already have.

    Steps:
    go to whm and make a copy of a cpanel theme like monsoon or whatever has server stats.
    name the copy "service" or whatever you like
    make an account with a dedicated IP and use the new cpanel theme with username "service" and password "service"
    go into : /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/service
    (if you named it " service" and modify the index.html file to only display the server stats.
    here's what I do:
    ###########
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" CONTENT="30">
    <br>
    <center>

    <script language="JavaScript">

    s_date = new Date();
    var weekDay = "";

    selectMonth = new Array(12);
    selectMonth[0] = "January";
    selectMonth[1] = "February";
    selectMonth[2] = "March";
    selectMonth[3] = "April";
    selectMonth[4] = "May";
    selectMonth[5] = "June";
    selectMonth[6] = "July";
    selectMonth[7] = "August";
    selectMonth[8] = "September";
    selectMonth[9] = "October";
    selectMonth[10] = "November";
    selectMonth[11] = "December";

    if(s_date.getDay() == 1){
    weekDay = "Monday";
    }
    if(s_date.getDay() == 2){
    weekDay = "Tuesday";
    }
    if(s_date.getDay() == 3){
    weekDay = "Wednesday";
    }
    if(s_date.getDay() == 4){
    weekDay = "Thursday";
    }
    if(s_date.getDay() == 5){
    weekDay = "Friday";
    }
    if(s_date.getDay() == 6){
    weekDay = "Saturday";
    }
    if(s_date.getDay() == 7){
    weekDay = "Sunday";
    }
    if(s_date.getDay() == 0){
    weekDay = "Sunday";
    }


    var setYear = s_date.getYear();

    var BName = navigator.appName;

    if(BName == "Netscape"){
    var setYear = s_date.getYear() + 1900;
    }

    document.write(weekDay + ", " + selectMonth[s_date.getMonth()] + " " +
    s_date.getDate() + ", " + setYear);

    </script>

    <div id=Clock align=Center style="font-family Ariel; font-size: 14; color:RED"> </div>

    <script language = "JavaScript">

    function tick() {
    var hours, minutes, seconds, ap;
    var intHours, intMinutes, intSeconds;
    var today;

    today = new Date();

    intHours = today.getHours();
    intMinutes = today.getMinutes();
    intSeconds = today.getSeconds();

    switch(intHours){
    case 0:
    intHours = 12;
    hours = intHours+":";
    ap = "A.M.";
    break;
    case 12:
    hours = intHours+":";
    ap = "P.M.";
    break;
    case 24:
    intHours = 12;
    hours = intHours + ":";
    ap = "A.M.";
    break;
    default:
    if (intHours > 12)
    {
    intHours = intHours - 12;
    hours = intHours + ":";
    ap = "P.M.";
    break;
    }
    if(intHours < 12)
    {
    hours = intHours + ":";
    ap = "A.M.";
    }
    }


    if (intMinutes < 10) {
    minutes = "0"+intMinutes+":";
    } else {
    minutes = intMinutes+":";
    }

    if (intSeconds < 10) {
    seconds = "0"+intSeconds+" ";
    } else {
    seconds = intSeconds+" ";
    }

    timeString = hours+minutes+seconds+ap;

    Clock.innerHTML = timeString;

    window.setTimeout("tick();", 100);
    }

    window.onload = tick;

    </script>
    <h2>SERVER STATUS HOSTGROUP SNOOPY 2</h2>

    <table align=center border=1 class=tdshade2>
    <cpanel Serverinfo="servicestatus()">
    </table>

    <br><br>

    <cpanel include="stdfooter.html">

    ####################
    change the stdfooter.html to your liking.

    last not least, put a shortcut on your desktop like this:

    http://service:service@yourip:2082/frontend/service/index.html

    it'll refresh every 30 sec and gives you all the stats you need.

    Advice: do not use this new cpanel theme you created for any other accounts :)

    Hope this helps!

    Tom
     
  4. GOT

    GOT Get Proactive!

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    If your office computer is always up and constanly connected, you can use your own remote monitoring solution. I use a very nice program called IP Check Server Monitor and can monitor just about any service you would want.

    http://www.paessler.com/ipcheck/?link=home2
     
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