Checking remote processes
freebsd at meijome.net
Mon Oct 2 22:13:53 PDT 2006
On Mon, 2 Oct 2006 01:52:19 -0000 (GMT)
jhall at vandaliamo.net wrote:
> > In the last episode (Oct 02), jhall at vandaliamo.net said:
> >> Is there a way to test a remote server to determine if certain
> >> processes are running?
> >> For example, can server 1 check server 2, which is at a remote
> >> location, to ensure squid is running?
> >> I have not been able to figure out how to do this, or if it is even
> >> possible.
> > Easiest way would be to try connecting to squid's listening port. This
> > only works with daemons that listen on internet sockets, but quite a
> > few do.
> > --
> > Dan Nelson
> > dnelson at allantgroup.com
> I hadn't thought of that. I'll give it a try.
you may want to look into a proper management system to handle this, like
nagios and similar. No point reinventing the wheel.
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