Weekend Project: Monitor Your Server with StatusNet Updates
May 23, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)
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"Summer is almost here; do you really want to spend it sitting
indoors and monitoring the health of a running server or daemon?
Rather than resign yourself to that fate, why not set up your
system to post important messages, from regular status updates to
emergency messages, through a microblogging service like Identi.ca?
It's easier than you might think.
"There are several different ways you can make use of a
microblogging service to keep an eye on your server (or, for that
matter, desktop machine), depending on what kinds of message you
want to receive. You can tail log files and repeat the output in a
feed, run a periodic cron job to collect statistics and send out
the results as a form of "heartbeat monitor," or have batch
processes send notifications when they complete. You can even
configure existing open source monitoring services to use the
service directly, or through email- or SMS-gateways."