JP Vossen on 30 Nov 2008 15:18:09 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Network Monitoring System Recommendations

> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 19:57:15 -0500
> From: Casey Bralla <>
> I need to install some network monitoring software.   I don't need anything 
> too sophisticated; just monitoring of publicly available data such a 
> presence/absence of key services such as ssh, ping return, IMAP, Web server, 
> etc.
> I've used Nagios before, but find it a little awkward to set up.  I've looked 
> at Zabbix,but it also seems too complex.   Sysmon seems too simple.
> Anybody have a recommendation?

I use monit, which is in the Debian/Ubuntu repos.  It's pretty simple 
and is host-based, but I use it to monitor some remote servers and 
services too.  Details here:

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