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Is there any simple Windows software for running a continuous ping and dropping an email to a certain address (using Exchange) if the target host goes down?

This is to monitor the status of a VPN connection from our headquarters to a remote site.
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take a look at "Advanced Host monitor" monitoring solution
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Hi,

try to look at this link:
http://manageengine.adventnet.com/products/opmanager/network-monitoring-tool.html

If you have 20 or less links to monitor maybe the opmanager free edition could do for you.
Alerts can be sent over mail - smtp. It will work with Exchange.
The program is not so simple as you wish, but maybe you can find some other uses of it useful.

Regards, Davorin
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by:Johnjces
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Look at:

http://www.jcitssystems.com/NDM.htm

Now free.

John
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If you have a cisco router you can use the EEM to send an email as well. This example is for an interface going down but it can be modified to suit
http://ioshints.blogspot.com/2007/11/send-e-mail-when-interface-goes-down.html
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Is there anything which just does the task for one host only?
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Hi,

I have found same simplier freeware programs.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/freeware/ping_monitor_download.shtml

At first look is maybe alertping close enough to your needs. (Not tested by myself.)
If you like to use it for one host only enter only that host.
I hope it is also that smart that it runs like a service.

Regards, Davorin
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Most should allow you to do just one host but the ability is there should you ever need to add another one or hundred!

John
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Thank you all for your help. The tools look great but the solution I used was asking an employee to do a continuous ping! We got a CISCO router too which fixed the problem.
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