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    Ping Utility

    Does anyone have a ping utility that can keep pinging an ip address, perhaps every 15 minutes and send an email if a reply is received. I'm trying to find out when a device is being plugged into the network.

    Any other way of doing it would also be appreciated.

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    Nagios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJT1 View Post
    Does anyone have a ping utility that can keep pinging an ip address, perhaps every 15 minutes and send an email if a reply is received. I'm trying to find out when a device is being plugged into the network.

    Any other way of doing it would also be appreciated.
    I did a no ping utility you could loop:

    http://www.mattmarsh.co.uk/

    - click on the no ping page.

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    Ozan's my little server monitor could check this and much much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Nagios.
    Yeah got that already monitoring all the systems, but I want it the other way round instead of sending an email when a host goes down, I want it to send it when a host goes up, suppose I could just tell it to send a down message once then it will send a message when it comes back up.

    Should of thought of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I did a no ping utility you could loop:

    http://www.mattmarsh.co.uk/

    - click on the no ping page.
    Again that would be useful if it kept trying to ping, then said ping on ...... and the time

    Or am I missing something?

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    Basically I want an email when a certain device becomes active on the network.

    (I have the IP address of the device)

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    Very good little utility, has a completely free mode too: Server monitoring tools | Monitoring network software.

    No idea if it's better or worse than Ozan's my little server monitor, it's just my recommendation because I've used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    But would this be any good to you as part of your script?
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    That's a nice utility which is easy to use. I've looked at blat.exe but it turned out to be so complicated that I decided to abandon my project. Maybe I'll resurrect it again using bmail.exe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius View Post
    That's a nice utility which is easy to use. I've looked at blat.exe but it turned out to be so complicated that I decided to abandon my project. Maybe I'll resurrect it again using bmail.exe.
    Blat complicated ? Pi55 easy to use in my opinion.

    Example:

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    blat -body "No Ping Automated E-mail - see attached log file" -to test@domain.org.uk -cc test2@domain.org.uk -subject "No Ping Report" -server smtp.blueyonder.co.uk -u USERNAME -pw PASSWORD -f FROM@DOMAIN.co.uk -attachi "E:\CMDs\no ping log.txt"
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    OK Matt - but just look at the various switches available in blat.exe compared with bmail.exe! I realise it means that blat.exe is more flexible than bmail.exe in what it can do.

    I just tried the line that you provided (making the relevant changes) and I got it to work. Goodness knows how many times I tried various permutations before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius View Post
    OK Matt - but just look at the various switches available in blat.exe compared with bmail.exe! I realise it means that blat.exe is more flexible than bmail.exe in what it can do.

    I just tried the line that you provided (making the relevant changes) and I got it to work. Goodness knows how many times I tried various permutations before.
    Hey, at least you got it to work - that's the main thing. It's onwards and upwards now !!

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    We use a bit of software called ping utility, it takes 6 minutes to cycle our 170 devices it monitors, mainly our firewalls and a select few servers, can often come back to some 1000 plus emails after the weekend if they have been doing work at one of our sites. I will dig the details out of it later.

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    This is the bit of software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJT1 View Post
    Yeah got that already monitoring all the systems, but I want it the other way round instead of sending an email when a host goes down, I want it to send it when a host goes up, suppose I could just tell it to send a down message once then it will send a message when it comes back up.

    Should of thought of that
    It's the recovery event you want to alert on in this case.

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