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    help finding a ping application to tell if servers/switches are still up

    Hi I remember once using a little application that you could enter the I.P address of any servers or switches or any I.P address you wanted to monitor. This app would give you a visual green light if it could ping and a red light if it could not.

    I wonder if anyone has anything similar?

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    I can't think of an application which does this, but alternatively if you type:

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    ping 192.168.1.1 -t
    This will keep pinging until you close the command window.

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    ping 192.168.1.1 -t
    I think he wanted something pretty, with lights.


    Nagios gives pretty graphs and will even email you if there is a problem

    Nagios: Home

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    checkout webmans efforts in this thread http://www.edugeek.net/forums/networ...rk-status.html

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    My no ping script may help - [ no pretty lights though.... ]

    No Ping Script

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    I find that PingInfoView from Nirsoft does what I need.

    PingInfoView - Ping to multiple host names/IP addresses

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    Not exactly a monitor but it does have red and blue markers. Gives IP addresses and other info on devices within a range or a single IP. It's called IPscan, sorry haven't got the web site address but a Google should find it easily enough I think.

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    Wot about spotlight on windows



    Overkill but it doesn't get much prettier
    Last edited by mark; 18th September 2008 at 07:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPilot View Post
    Hi I remember once using a little application that you could enter the I.P address of any servers or switches or any I.P address you wanted to monitor. This app would give you a visual green light if it could ping and a red light if it could not.

    I wonder if anyone has anything similar?
    I use IPscan which will 'investigate' a whole range of IP's but may not be conclusive enough for what you want.

    You'll need to rename the file from a .zip to a .exe
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Freeping works well and has a visual indication of connection

    FREEping - FREE IP Ping Software | Free software and tools for Windows 2003 XP 2000 NT

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    We're using PRTG network monitor here, does alot more than just pinging though its not free - 30% off for education sector though

    (though you can tell it to just ping if thats what your into)

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