recommendations for external montioring services?

Derrick H. nanog at
Mon Dec 12 20:47:01 UTC 2011

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 01:10:54PM -0600, Eric J Esslinger wrote:
> I'm not looking to monitor a massive infrastructure: 3 web sites, 2
> mail servers (pop,imap,submission port, https webmail), 4 dns servers
> (including lookups to ensure they're not listening but not talking),
> and one inbound mx. A few network points to ping to ensure
> connectivity throughout my system. Scheduled notification windows (for
> example, during work hours I don't want my phone pinged unless it's
> everything going offline. Off hours I do. Secondary notifications if
> problem persists to other users, or in the event of many triggers.
> That sort of thing). Sensitivity settings (If web server 1 shows down
> for 5 min, that's not a big deal. Another one if it doesn't respond to
> repeated queries within 1 minute is a big deal) A Weekly summary of
> issues would be nice. (especially the 'well it was down for a short
> bit but we didn't notify as per settings') I don't have a lot of money
> to throw at this. I DO have detailed internal monitoring of our
> systems  but sometimes that is not entirely useful, due to the fact
> that there are a few 'single points of failure' within our
> network/notification system, not to mention if the monitor itself goes
> offline it's not exactly going to be able to tell me about it. (and
> that happened once, right before the mail server decided to stop
> receiving mail).

You may want to check out 
Works well for me with reasonable pricing.


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> Eric Esslinger
> Information Services Manager - Fayetteville Public Utilities
> (931)433-1522 ext 165
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