21/01/05 - Release 0.4
What does a real sysadmin needs?
He needs something that can make him hate his work more, like
a tool that sends SMS to his mobile phone when he is drunk in some exotic beach, complaining that some server is not responding to pings. Yes, he needs that, he needs TMON ! :>
This tools does exactly that, you can setup it to check your servers every N minutes, with the hated ability to be warned with an SMS when something goes wrong. Let's see how.
- a Vola.it account
- Since Vola.it is an italian SMS provider and I have an italian mobile phone, I can currently receive SMS without problems. I don't know if it will work also for non italian mobiles, but probably every country has a similar provider, just look around for it. The changes you should make to the script should not be too much difficult.
From now on I assume you have a Vola.it account. The setup is very simple; first, download TMON
to your monitor server, and remember to make it executable with