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'monit' monitors daemons or similar programs running on a Unix system. It will start specified programs if they are not running and restart programs not responding. It supports a daemon mode (poll programs at a specified interval, and start, stop, and restart programs), logging (syslog or your own logfile), configuration (with a comprehensive controlfile) runtime and TCP/IP port checking, process status, protocol verification, and timeout and alert notification. It also provdeis a Web interface so users can access results through a browser.


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Download version 4.5 (stable)
released on 31 March 2005

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GPLv2Janet Casey13 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

Christian Hopp Maintainer
Jan-Henrik Haukeland Maintainer
Martin Pala Maintainer
Rory Toma Maintainer

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Developer VCS Repository Webview
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 March 2005.


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