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Squid alive ping script

Posted on 2004-03-25
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I'm running a squid proxy server and I need a script or tool which can ping a website through the proxy to see if the proxy is running right. When the ping fails it should send an email to a specific address. I wrote already one but it only can ping ips and DNS. I already tried web-o-ping but it won't run on my redhat box.
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Hi timan72,
You could use a Perl script:

use LWP;
use LWP::UserAgent;

my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new();
$ua->proxy(http  => 'http://your_squid:8080');
$ua->timeout(15); # Set it to appropriate value

my $res=$ua->request(HTTP::Request->new(GET => ($url)));

unless ($res->is_success) {
    print STDERR "Site is dead\n";
    return;
}

Make sure squid does not cache the page you retrieve.


Cheers,

Stefan
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