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monit

monit is a free open source utility for managing and monitoring, processes, programs, files, directories and filesystems on a UNIX system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations.

website: monit.com/monit/

How to install monit on Slackware

1) Download the latest SlackBuild script from slackbuilds.org.

2) Edit configuration file /etc/monitrc

3) Make /etc/rc.d/rc.monit executable

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.monit

4) Start monit

/etc/rc.d/rc.monit start
The file is setup to start Monit's http server so you have something interesting to look at. After you have started monit, point your browser to http://127.0.0.1:2812/ and log in with the username admin and password monit.

Make monit start at boot

To make monit auto-start at boot you just need to add the following lines to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file.

if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.monit ]; then
  /etc/rc.d/rc.monit start
fi

Useful manuals/HowTo Guides

* Configuration examples can be found at mmonit.com/wiki/Monit/ConfigurationExamples
* How to Enable SSL on monit's web interface mmonit.com/wiki/Monit/EnableSSLInMonit
* Sending alerts to Gmail mmonit.com/wiki/Monit/Gmail
* Making custom checks mmonit.com/wiki/Monit/CustomTests

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