[Durham] monitoring a wireless bridge

Martin Ward martin at gkc.org.uk
Sat Mar 26 15:07:58 UTC 2011

On Saturday 26 Mar 2011 at 10:34, David Flower <tehfluzz at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have recently pimped my shed with the view to moving my fileserver
> perminantly out of my daughters reach.
> However I'm not convinced of the stability of the link and aren't sure
> of the best way to monitor it, any ideas guys?

Regularly ping the access point, or something on the other side of it,
with a script which sends you an email if the ping fails.
You can run the script from cron.

I have a perl script which checks my Internet connection every 10 minutes.


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