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

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Fri Nov 26 12:59:16 CST 2010

On 11/26/10 9:58 AM, Lyle Giese wrote:
> 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.

Ah yes, the frequently overlooked "internet is required to notify when
the internet is broken" problem. I use text-to-speech with Asterisk on a
POTS line or PRI. Killing landlines is the cool thing to do these days,
but if IP breaks that's when a POTS line still wins.


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