On Monday, June 30, 2003, at 10:06 AM, David Turner wrote: > [snip] > i was wondering if the list could tell me how they automatically > detect when sites are up and down. > > ideally i would like something (perl scripts?) that would monitor > sites and > allow me produce some stats with %uptime and details of all downtime. > > thanks. Hi David, We use Big Brother: http://bb4.com/ To monitor our servers. We're extremely happy with the product, and on a brief examination it appears that it does in fact do reporting, specifically to see whether or not service commitments and agreements are being met. Sounds like it'll fit the bill? Anyway. Good luck! Chris.