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Okay... I just installed openSuse recently on my work laptop. But I use this both at home and work. I have two questions. 1) At work, is there such a ...
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    Two Networking Questions...


    Okay... I just installed openSuse recently on my work laptop. But I use this both at home and work. I have two questions.

    1) At work, is there such a free installable app that I can use to monitor whether or not a given set of servers are live or go down (cannot be pinged) and that will email me when one becomes unavailable?

    2) At home, I have another laptop. It's Windows based and uses my Blackjack 2 for its internet access. When my work laptop was Windows based, I would connect to my at-home network (which was just my other laptop and this laptop connecting via wireless cards). This laptop would then share that laptop's internet.

    I am doing the same now with my new openSuse install (even as I type this). The problem is I seem to be having some kind of intermittent time-out issue. When I loop fping towards the other laptop or to an external site, I never see any dropped packets... but...

    Without fail, when I'm installing things via YAST, I get timeout after timeout after timeout. This can happen on a 100Kb file or a 20Mb file. But YAST works fine at work when connected to a hardline... not wireless.

    Any ideas what could be causing this conflict?

    Thanks for any help on either issue.

    Mark

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    Answer to your 1st question:
    Try nagios.

    About your second question, how's the http request working on your opensuse when connected to your home network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by secondmouse View Post
    Answer to your 1st question:
    Try nagios.

    About your second question, how's the http request working on your opensuse when connected to your home network?
    2nd Question Continued... what do you mean? If you're asking if I can work in browser type action, yes. Seemingly without fail. If you're asking if I've run some test to give me specifics... not a clue how to run http request tests.

    Mark

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