Easy Web server monitoring tool SEC: UNCLASSIFIED

Cox, Neil Neil.Cox at defence.gov.au
Tue Feb 11 11:57:55 EST 2003

NAGIOS -- http://www.nagios.org/

General purpose network monitoring. Perl based plugin architecture. 

We run a lot of tests tunnelled through ssh on various machines ini additon
to its standard tests for http, dns, ftp etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael James [mailto:michael.james at csiro.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 11 February 2003 10:41
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: Easy Web server monitoring tool

We are having sporadic reports of our web server not responding.

Could be DNS, could be network, could be firewalls,
 could be the server itself.
I need a quick tool to set up monitoring,
 locally and from the sites that are having the problem.

I'd need to check DNS, ping, and a page get,
 preferably direct and through several remote proxies.

What's quick to set up, can call various scripts to check different aspects,
 and comes with a good cookbook of already written scripts.

eg: I'd need a GET script that effectively does a shift-reload
 against the remote proxy, or I'll only be testing the proxy.


Michael James				michael.james at csiro.au
System Administrator			voice:	02 6246 5040
CSIRO Bioinformatics Facility	fax:		02 6246 5166

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