I am looking for a command line utility that will "ping" a port such as 80
(http) or 21 (ftp) and report whether the URL is responding or not.
I am quite familiar with Ipsentry, Enterprise Monitor, WhatsUp, etc. But
those are all windows based programs (I need commandline) and I want to
parse the response into another program.
From: Bill Fisher <Bill@ExcelSoft.com>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, July 31, 1998 2:39 PM
Subject: RE: Looking for a utility
>I use Servers Alive, rather than whatsup. This product is more along the
>lines of shareware. Unregistered it will check 10 hosts or ports and for
>$69 you get unlimited. The URL is http://www.cmconline.com/salive/
>[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Eric Fagan
>Sent: Friday, July 31, 1998 11:19 AM
>Subject: Re: Looking for a utility
>You mean, like a network monitoring tool (or a portsniffer)? WhatsupGold
>watches my pop3/smtp/radius/telnet/nas's & other stuff and can page me,
>email me, etc, if anything drops. It also has web based management so you
>can get a status board remotely. www.ipswitch.com
>It's $$bucks tho, about $995.
>If it's a portsniffer you're looking for, I suppose you can use Asmodeus
>(now known as Webtrends Security Scanner, I believe). www.asmodeus.com
>From: Mike@NetDotCom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> ISP Tech
>Date: Friday, July 31, 1998 11:42 AM
>Subject: Looking for a utility
>>Anyone know of a msdos or perl utility that will connect to a specific
>>port (like http, ot ftp) and report whether the port is responding.