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[–] love_rape 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Not such a useful suggesting; a proxy server will be making HTTP requests, whether you can ping it is largely irrelevant.

Besides if the server really is struggling you'll want more useful metrics; you want to have a HTTP-health end-point and you want to poll it, handling timeouts, backoff, and flap-detection.

The worst thing you need is an email every minute saying "Yup, still fucked". Instead you want an email "Response time degraded 5%", "Response time degraded 10%", "Timeout", then every 30 minutes "Yup, still fucked". Or better yet "99% percentile returning to normal".

Sure you can code up a simple script invoking curl, but it's not enough for real monitoring. (For example you want to do tests "externally", running curl against localhost is 99% of the time a mistake; doesn't catch DNS errors, doesn't handle DoS attacks, doesn't test the same experience a user would have.)

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[–] Shilly_Mc_Shillface 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Voat is pretty cool. Where else can you get a qualified reply from a User named: love_rape ??

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[–] PuttItOut 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Is it 'a loving rape' or a 'love for raping'?

We may never know. Watch your six.

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I said it was rudimentary.