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Date:      Tue, 3 Oct 2006 15:13:48 +1000
From:      Norberto Meijome <freebsd@meijome.net>
To:        jhall@vandaliamo.net
Cc:        jhall@vandaliamo.net, Dan Nelson <dnelson@allantgroup.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Checking remote processes
Message-ID:  <20061003151348.04d73720@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <1559.12.170.206.13.1159753939.squirrel@admintool.trueband.net>
References:  <1532.12.170.206.13.1159751554.squirrel@admintool.trueband.net> <20061002013734.GC77128@dan.emsphone.com> <1559.12.170.206.13.1159753939.squirrel@admintool.trueband.net>

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On Mon, 2 Oct 2006 01:52:19 -0000 (GMT)
jhall@vandaliamo.net wrote:

> > In the last episode (Oct 02), jhall@vandaliamo.net said:  
> >> Is there a way to test a remote server to determine if certain
> >> processes are running?
> >>
> >> For example, can server 1 check server 2, which is at a remote
> >> location, to ensure squid is running?
> >>
> >> I have not been able to figure out how to do this, or if it is even
> >> possible.  
> >
> > Easiest way would be to try connecting to squid's listening port.  This
> > only works with daemons that listen on internet sockets, but quite a
> > few do.
> >
> > --
> > 	Dan Nelson
> > 	dnelson@allantgroup.com
> >  
> I hadn't thought of that.  I'll give it a try.

you may want to look into a proper management system to handle this, like
nagios and similar. No point reinventing the wheel.

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