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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx and pinging Web ports

From: Wayne Buttles
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx and pinging Web ports
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 19:30:42 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 29 Mar 1997, Andy Gaynor wrote:

> I have to get some network monitoring done.  Part of this involves pinging Web
> ports to make sure they're alive and functioning.  I intend to do something
> silly like "lynx -source url | fgrep -i </html>". 

You would be better off adding a -head in there and grepping for "200 OK"
however it would seem that if a real host is dead then the wait is
forever.  Try lynx -source -head

Anyone have a better idea?  

> Btw, our Usenet action is down for the interim.  (I didn't break it! :)

Gee, so is ours.  I believe a 9gig drive siezed *sigh* and that is why I
used the above example.


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