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Re: [SLUG] Network Testing
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Network Testing
- From: Peter Hardy <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 23:00:08 +1000
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On 08/17/04 22:43, Jamie Wilkinson wrote:
This one time, at band camp, Terry Collins wrote:
everyone seems to be only using pings to test network connectivity.
what do people do when they need to test a service?
telnet IP PORT?
or if you're monitoring hosts and services regularly, nagios.
Even if you're not, the nagios plugins that do the actual checking are
regular programs that you can execute from the commandline. They're very
useful for doing application-layer checks. For eg, the check_http plugin
will connect to port 80 and do a basic request (I don't remember if it's
a GET / or a HEAD, or something else entirely though).