Monitoring SSHd and web servers?

Jonathan Gardner jgardner at
Fri Mar 14 17:24:44 CET 2008

On Mar 13, 11:32 pm, Gilles Ganault <nos... at> wrote:
> I'd like to monitor connections to a remote SSH and web server. Does
> someone have some code handy that would try to connect every 5mn, and
> print an error if the script can't connect?

from time import sleep
while True:
  # Try to connect. May want to spawn a subprocess running a simple
shell script
  # Handle success / failure appropriately
  sleep 5*60 # Sleep for 5 minutes

What you monitor is up to you. At a basic level, you can see if the
server is accepting connections. At a higher level, see if you can get
a page or see if you can login as a specific person. At a higher
level, you may want to check what is on the page or what happens when
you log in. It's all up to you.

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