Last week Travis emailed me about an interesting utility called CryPing:
“..I use a TCP Ping utility instead of ICMP because it provide more flexibility and better results. The tool I use is CryPing..”
He is right it being more flexible.
Instead of the standard ICMP ping, you can ping an HTTP port on a web server:
One of the options I really like is the audible alarm when ping fails:
cryping -t -alarm -HTTP www.intelliadmin.com
Why do I like it? Ever try tracing cables in a messy server room?
You can fire up a ping and get behind the rack..and you will know right away if you picked the wrong cable – or the right one 🙂
Have an Exchange server, or a mail server you want to watch? Use the SMTP ping:
cryping -smtp mail.intelliadmin.com
It can also ping any other port, so if you have a custom service you want to keep tabs on, CryPing can do the job.
Here I am pinging an SSH port:
cryping -port 22 ssh.intelliadmin.com
Get it from here:
All the command line options are described here:
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