In 1999, Brian Hill and I wrote some software for a friend in return for being able to colocate a system at his home (he had a 64k leased line, which was "fast"). The software he asked for was something to monitor Internet services like HTTP and SMTP from afar, and send notifications when they're unavailable. The resulting software turned out to be pretty useful, so I'm making it available here.

The features of SMT (the Service Monitoring Tool) are:

Getting SMT

Download version 1.05 of SMT.


For convenience, the smt(1) and smt-config(4) man pages are available on this web site.