If you're on the same side as the systems, why do you care if 25 is blocked on the f/w?
The systems can communicate direct to each other.
Unless I'm missing something??
In any case, Nagios can monitor and send you email alerts if measurements are exceeded; that's the default setup pretty much ie you get a web page that shows current status of each service monitored and emails if limit levels exceeded.
Last edited by chrism01; 02-21-2013 at 06:26 AM.