Another uptime story

APseudoUtopia apseudoutopia at
Thu May 28 03:39:30 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Karl Vogel <vogelke+unix at> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 27 May 2009 09:02:08 -0500,
>>> Andrew Gould <andrewlylegould at> said:
> A> You could write a script that sends uptime output and a start/stop
> A> flag to a database when the system starts and stops.  This wouldn't
> A> account for improper shutdowns, although you could tell when a "stop"
> A> date/time was missing.
>   I have a script which runs fping on a bunch of servers and writes
>   a timestamp for any host that answers.  It's run every minute from
>   cron on our loghost.  Another script watches the results and sends
>   me an IM if any of my boxes fails to respond for 3 minutes.
>   I can put up a tarball if anyone's interested.

I'd be interested in a set of scripts like that.

I appreciate it.

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