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

Lyle Giese lyle at lcrcomputer.net
Fri Nov 26 11:58:03 CST 2010


Michael Ruiz wrote:
> Hey folks,
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>                 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.
>
>  
>
> M.A.R
>
> Senior Network Engineer
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>   
Let me ask this question from a different angle. Did you NMS notice the
issue? If so, does your software require Internet to notify you?

I use just a simple modem(remember those?<GRIN>), a pots line and qpage
to send 'out of band' notifications.

Lyle Giese
LCR Computer Services, Inc.





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