<Free Ping services that test your servers Availability from the Internet>

Justin Rocha xenith at xenith.org
Fri Nov 26 11:18:25 CST 2010

On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM, Michael Ruiz <mruiz at lstfinancial.com>wrote:

> Hey folks,
>                I had a situation recently that our network went down
> and our Network Monitoring software did not notify us that the network
> was down because the internet connection went down.  We had a problem
> with our carrier where they messed up on our /23(where our Network
> Monitoring software resides), when they did a maintenance.  What
> transpired is our /23 was no longer routing to us.  Is there a free ping
> internet service, or something that we can pay a company that just sends
> a ping to devices?  If they fail to respond, then an email is sent to
> us?  Thank you folks.

I generally recommend Pingdom (http://www.pingdom.com/). We used them at my
last employer and they caught a few outages that we didn't even know about.

Justin Rocha
Xenith || xenith at xenith.org || http://xenith.org/

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