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Old 01-11-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a simply perl script to send mail, when ping down


I'm looking for a simply perl script, when ping down,
then sends mail to administrator.

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Old 01-11-2004, 03:00 PM   #2
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How about:


$out=`ping -c3 $host | grep -c "bytes from"`;

if($out < 2){
open(MAIL, "|/usr/sbin/sendmail -t");
print MAIL "to:$mail\n";
print MAIL "from:$mail\n";
print MAIL "subject:Cannot ping remote host\n\n";
print MAIL localtime(time());

It will attmpt to ping 3 times if less than 2 replies are received then it sends the admin an e-mail.
Old 01-12-2004, 05:36 AM   #3
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thanks david_ross

works great !

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