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Cron: Pinging Hosts

Sep 08, 2007, 08:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"I realised a while ago that it would be a useful thing to check, occasionally, that all the machines I'm responsible for are still up. (This helps to minimise those embarrassing 'Oh, I didn't know there was anything wrong with it' conversations.)

"Thus, the following pretty basic perl script, which I run from /etc/crontab on my own desktop every couple of hours..."

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