The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: HTTPing

WEB CHECK

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HTTPing may be the perfect tool to check on the health of your web server.

Between visits to the dentist, my job depends on my users’ subjective impressions. If a web server reacts slowly, the typical reaction is something like “Hey, why’s the server so slow today?” But how “slow” is slow? If a single machine is having a bad day, it is quite simple to individually check its health state. Things start becoming more complicated if a remote machine is off-key and I only have HTTP access.

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