[svlug] how to ping a dead system

HvR hvrietsc at yahoo.com
Mon May 1 15:33:08 PDT 2000


and as an rpm (found via rpmfind) i downloaded and
installed and the man page even comes with a ready
made script to do just what i wanted !GREAT!


(i guess this is the value of this svlug list...)

hvr


--- Aaron T Porter <atporter at primate.net> wrote:
> 
> 	Have you considered fping? It's available as a
> debian package.
> 
> On Mon, 1 May 2000, HvR wrote:
> 
> > i want to create a script that pings all my
> favourite
> > machines and when one of them has died it should
> send
> > an email to me. 
> > 
> > so i send a ping -c1 xxx.xxx.xxx
> > BUT if the system is dead this ping just does not
> seem
> > to terminate. Any tips on what my script should do
> to
> > catch this?
> > 
> > 
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