Posts Tagged monitoring

cron vs. systemd timers

This is from the Chapter 4 about the process control of the “UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook” – once again systemd ripples the waters and, IMO is almost a clear winner, despite the hesitation expressed by the book authors. systemd timers is a feature superset of cron, and rather huge one at that. Out […]

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Shortest monitoring script on earth

Right after I got my quite elaborate Nagios setup running in my local network, I thought to myself “What if my network loses connectivity to the world and my GSM-SMS gateway fails? How am I going to be notified of such a grand disaster?” Well, as usual, a shell one-liner comes to rescue.

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