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Tor server monitoring and notification service?
I just added a new item to http://tor.eff.org/volunteer#Coding:
Sometimes Tor servers crash, or the computers they're on fall off the
network, or other accidents happen. Some Tor operators have expressed
an interest in signing up to a "notifying" service that periodically
checks whether their Tor server is healthy and sends them a reminder
mail when it's not. Anybody want to write a few cgi scripts, a few web
pages, and set up some sort of wget hack and/or something more complex
like <a href="http://nagios.org/">Nagios</a> to do the monitoring? The
first version could check just the directory port, e.g. looking through
the cached network-status page for the right IP address and port and
then asking for the "/tor/server/authority" page.
Perhaps somebody here (or a group of somebodies) wants to tackle this?