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My company has alot of affiliates and we support their networks remotely; Many of the issues are connectivity-related.
I would like to install a program for the computers on these networks that will automatically ping out, say every five minutes, then at the end of the day will send such reports to my email. This way I can be notified that company A was down from 2-4, company B was up and running all day, so on and so on. I am looking for such a program with as little user intervention as possible.
Any answers?

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by eBob In reply to connectivity

Have a look at www.pingplotter.com. Not a bad little application. It has an email alert feature, but not a timed email tool. On the other hand, it keeps its data in a file which you should be able to grab across the WAN.

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by 28 In reply to connectivity

I like pingplotter, fine for my needs. Big Brother is good but I'm not doing client installs and don't need all that. If I were, though, it looks great. Batch files was a good suggestion too. Only have enough points for one answer. Thanks everybody for your help.

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by shmaltz In reply to connectivity

Here is another thing you can do.
Schedule a ping with the at command for every 5 min. and make sure that ping outputs the results to a text file like this:
ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx >> c:\pingresutls.txt
Then import the pingresults.txt file into yourdatabase (this might not be as easy as it sounds but if you really want to accomplish this its possible thru VBA, if you need any ideas just email me, I'll try to help you).

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by shmaltz In reply to connectivity

In the at command for the command have a batch file that does the ping.

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to connectivity

What's Up Gold (www.ipswitch.com) can give acceptable results for your situation, but the best one I've found for this is Big Brother (www.bb4.com). It is multi-platform and, while it takes a little more time to set up, is a lot more robust and canprovide more information.

Hope that helps,

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by zchris In reply to connectivity

check "multi router traffic grapher" at
http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/mrtg.html

not just pinging, all smtp calls & much more. with lots of samples.

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by zchris In reply to connectivity

sorry snmp not smtp calls

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