[RC5] Ensuring the client is running...

Greg Wooledge greg at wooledge.org
Fri Oct 5 21:44:17 EDT 2001

Carl Inglis (uther at yoshiwara.demon.co.uk) wrote:

> Is there any way to (from a remote machine) ensure that the client 
> is still running? Let us (for the sake of discussion) assume that 
> Telnet or SSH or any other login method is not available.

Write a cron job that checks on the dnetc process every once in a while
and sends email if the job is not running.  If you're paranoid, you can
send mail whether the job is running or not -- then, if you don't see
any email, you know that there's something *extremely* wrong. ;-)

Greg Wooledge                  |   "Truth belongs to everybody."
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