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    Recommend an app that monitors connection status


    I would like to know how much my DSL is up and down. Is there an app that checks if connection is up or down. Every search I did comes back with only Windowz shareware
    I am on FC5.

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    Do you mean something that logs your network connection permanently or an app that does it on the fly? If you want something that monitors dynamically you could look at network-manager (my favourite application this month, I've been plugging it loads). It would be quite easy to script something, maybe a cron job running every couple of minutes to check the connection?

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    I was looking for an app that I could launch to check if the connection to the net was up or not...I loaded NetworkManager with yum and it promptly took down my NIC. I rebooted and am able to talk internally, but can't get through the gateway...It nuked my resolv.conf...I tried uninstalling it, but since I can't resolve anything - that is not going well...Fortunately I put the resolv.conf back and was able to uninstall it...

    I should have tested it first on a test box...

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    Are you using Gnome or KDE? You can add the Network Montior tool to the Gnome Panel, or use Kinternet in KDE to view connections.

    Just curious - When you put back your /etc/resolv.conf wasn't network-manager working then?

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    I am on gnome. When I put the resolv.conf back - my only concern was getting the machine back in production, so the first thing I did was to remove it.. I have a test virtual box that I can play with NM when I get a chance...
    I am looking into coding it. I was just wondering if there was anything out there like windowz. I will try NM again on a test box when I get a chance...

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