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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004

    How to Monitor Network Uptime

    I just bought a server at a new hosting provider, and I want to make sure the network stays up. What is the best way to monitor my network? I just tried out icpld and it already reported some downtime, but I have no way of telling how reliable icpld is.

    Any solutions to this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    One of the ways is to monitor your server's uptime using a third party vendor, e.g. . If your server is reachable, the network is up
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Use some software called nagios - if you search for that on here you'll find loads of links. It's excellent! ( I found it on this forum .. )

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Karachi, Pakistan
    That would be

    If you have a bunch of servers in your server farm, use a minimum of two external alert/monitoring services, with testing period of say 5 minutes (i.e. services are tested every 5 minutes), for more ciritical systems you can go to 2 minutes. Some providers (including us), have leased servers worldwide and intalled softwares on them to monitor our network. A good software that I know of is GFi Server Monitor.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    There are many open source / free applications to monitor your server's health.

    Nagios -
    Big Brother -
    OpenNMS -

    To name a few.
    Hosting | Web Design | Server Administration | 1and1 Customer Support

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    nagios is great, we love it
    Hostito, Inc. - Web Hosting & Reseller Plans - 1 888 467 8486

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