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Subject:

Re: website monitoring

From:

Eric Lavigne <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sun, 1 Apr 2007 17:17:06 -0400

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What you describe sounds like something that could be created from
scratch very easily (less than an hour's work for someone who knows
which libraries to use). When creating from scratch is easy enough,
the advantage of doing so is that you get exactly what you want,
rather than what someone in a similar situation wanted.

I am imagining a little Python script:

1) Query the website once per five minutes, asking for some page of
interest. Check whether the full page is delivered (or whether there
is some error).

2) If one of these requests fails, switch to a higher alert level, in
which the program is now checking once per minute. If a full page is
delivered correctly, go back to step 1. If problem persists for five
minutes, go forward to step 3.

3) Send an SMS message to your cellphone.

So you just need two libraries: one for requesting HTML pages
(probably part of the Python standard libraries) and one for sending
SMS messages (not sure about this one, but see the link below for some
hints).

http://www.thescripts.com/forum/thread22625.html

On 4/1/07, Dan Trevino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> monitoring for outages. notifications of said outages.  i'm curious
> what it means to a website developer.
>
> On 4/1/07, Nong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Dan,
> > When you write "web monitoring," please be explicit with YOUR definition.
> > As a web site developer, the aforementioned phrase falls under an
> > established nomenclature.  Consequently, I'm a wee confused about your
> > question.  Firstly, please tell me your definition of web monitoring.
> >
> > Cheers and beers,
> > Nong  (shamless self-proclaimed web developing guru and penguinista)
> >
> > --
> > Impressive high School course work:
> >
> > http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/94299/High_School_Star_Wars_Duel.html?rh=1488
> >
> >
> >
> > On 4/1/07, Dan Trevino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > > My main concern is getting spam in email or SMS.  Which do you use?  How
> > > easy to use are they?
> > >
> > > I dont expect much from free monitoring, but I dont want a bunch of junk
> > > cluttering up real alerts.
> > >
> > > dan
> > >
> > > On 4/1/07, Nong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Yep!  What are your questions?
> > > >
> > > > --Nong
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >  On 4/1/07, Dan Trevino <[log in to unmask] > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Does anyone have experience with any of the many free website
> > > > > monitoring se