Monitoring tool

Jez Hancock jez.hancock at
Thu Aug 14 07:27:32 PDT 2003

On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 09:23:42AM -0400, Ben Dover wrote:
> I am looking for a monitoring tool that will notify my cell phone when my 
> FreeBSD box is down or off line.  It could be as simple as an application 
> that runs on another FreeBSD box or Win box and pings the server and when 
> it doesn't respond to pings it sends and alert to my cell phone.  I'm sure 
> there are more sophisticated programs out there to alert server status and 
> I would be interested in those too but something basic to get started would 
> be fine.  Thanks
Check out apinger from the ports:


I've not used it in conjunction with sending SMS alerts but there is a brief
example in the sample config file to do this.


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