POST method example
POST method example Example of monitoring a webform with POST method.

For example you have such simple form:
form action="some-site.com/some-script.cgi" method=post
input type=text name=login value=''
input type=password name=password value=''
input type=submit name='Submit' value='Login'
/form
User fill this form with value login: Peter and password: 1234 and click submit. If everything is Ok, script prints "LoginOk" on the result page.
For making a monitoring task to control this script, create task with next fields:

URL: some-site.com/some-script.cgi
Http Method: choose POST
In "POST parameters" field you should add three strings:
login=Peter
password=1234
Submit=Login
In "Content check" field: LoginOk
Results: HostTracker with every check will fill this form and assume that it is OK if the set keyword LoginOk is returned.

  • CM.Glossary.WebsiteMonitoring
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Integrating Slack with HostTracker: How to set up your account

Integration with Slack lets you receive alerts from HostTracker in your Slack channels.

  1. Sign up at slack.com
  2. Being signed in into slack, visit this page: https://my.slack.com/apps/A0F7XDUAZ-incoming-webhooks and click “add configuration”.

    3.  Select channel (in this case - general) and click “add Incoming WebHooks integraion”:

    4.  On the next screen, you’ll see the URL that is required for HostTracker contact setup. You can also read about additional settings here:

    5.  Now visit www.host-tracker.com, sign in and click “Add contact -> Slack”, insert the URL from the previous section here:

    6.  For basic setup, do not change other fields, default values should work. Save the contact and assign notifications for it: https://www.host-tracker.com/Subscription/Alerts

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Ping (ICMP) Ping is request message for protocol ICMP.

Ping is request message for ICMP (stands for Internet Control Message Protocol). This protocol is used by different network devices to check if a service or a device is available. Usually it is used for network diagnostics.

Ping monitoring allows you to keep an eye on your network infrastructure. Ping failure means broken connection to a network entity. It is handy to use Ping together with HTTP monitoring. In this case, you get additional information - for example, you know if the error is site-related, or the whole server has gone down. However, sometimes ICMP could be blocked for incoming requests, in order to prevent ddos attacks.

  • CM.Glossary.WebsiteMonitoring
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