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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.


How to install monit on Slackware

1) Download the latest SlackBuild script from

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 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

Useful manuals/HowTo Guides

* Configuration examples can be found at
* How to Enable SSL on monit's web interface
* Sending alerts to Gmail
* Making custom checks


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