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Oct 12 / Greg

Mikrotik Netwatch – Kick off a script or email when a host goes down

This post was born out of a question, so see, I do listen…sometimes. hehe
The question was, can I ping a host and then have the Mikrotik email me when it goes down/up. The answer is yes. If you use a little tool called netwatch.

Tools -> Netwatch

An example script you can run is one that will email you.

tool e-mail send from=greg@mydomain.com server=1.1.1.1 to=Greg@mydomain.com subject=This guy just bit the dust

Here’s the code for an up/down email:

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/tool netwatch
add comment="" disabled=no down-script="tool e-mail send from=greg@mydomain.co\
    m server=1.1.1.1 to=Greg@mydomain.com subject=\"This guy just went down\"" \
    host=127.0.0.1 interval=1m timeout=1s up-script="tool e-mail send from=gre\
    g@mydomain.com server=1.1.1.1 to=Greg@mydomain.com subject=\"This guy just\
    \_came back up\""

And here’s the winbox version:

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  1. Daniel Martinez / Apr 29 2011

    Great! Thanks! your web its so informative about mikrotik!

  2. mojgan / Feb 7 2012

    really nice…
    thanks and thanks

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