Re: Program to monitor line quality?

From: Pauline Middelink (
Date: Wed Nov 29 2000 - 06:18:16 EST

On Wed, 29 Nov 2000 around 11:43:07 +0100, Ralf G. R. Bergs wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2000 10:27:36 +0100, Serge Maandag wrote:
> >You could use mrtg (
> >Somewhere under the user pages there is a 'plugin' to monitor pingtimes,
> >line uptime, etc.
> >
> >I've used it and it works well.
> Well, I'm already using it since more than a year, but it's not exactly what
> I want. With MRTG I don't see if the line drops out for just a few minutes
> or so. Even if it drops out for a longer period it's sometimes hard to
> recognize.
> What I want is "something" that clearly indicates "line disrupted," that
> optionally notifies me immediately when this occurs, that also notifies me
> if excessive ping times occur, etc.

If it is a router, you can always use the syslog of the machine you
sent its syslog information to, to detect these drops.
Maybe even use syslog to pipe that information to an sms_client?

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