If you want to monitor the services running on your linux machine you have a lot of options. But if you don’t want to install any additional software or applications, you can do it with a very simple perl script. (you need MIME::Lite to be installed before you can use this).

In order to install MIME::lite you have to run cpan -i MIME::Lite or open a CPAN shell by running:
perl -MCPAN -e shell and then issuing: install MIME::Lite

Run the script. If any of your services is not running you will be shown a message on the screen and also an email will be sent to you. The script is really basic and can be highly customized according to your needs.

Have fun!


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