Happy New Year! I’m kicking off my 2012 blog entries with a fun little hack for Linksys routers.
There are plenty of articles on the web about using DD-WRT to enable router monitoring. I decided to turn this idea on its head and use my router for server monitoring! When I realized DD-WRT comes with a sendmail command, I knew this was going to be quick and easy to set up.
This is great for anyone who would like their celly to light up as soon as something goes wrong with an important computer or website. All of the needed software is already built in to compatible routers, so there is no need to purchase or install a dedicated monitoring system on a separate computer.
By following these easy steps, you can create your own reliable monitoring service.