09-03-2007, 01:08 PM
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Your logic is flawed. While the BlackBerry is a reliable email tool, you are not actively looking at it for expected emails ALL the time. Having it as the medium for a mission-critical monitoring tool or pinger application leaves too many holes open for false positives, as the previous person stated. Configuring What's Up Gold or something similar from a reliable internet connection (something the BlackBerry is not) would be the logical medium for monitoring of your public-facing internet connection.
Pinging external interfaces from an internal network is not a good way of testing said public connectivity. In fact, short of pinging an external-assigned interface from that same interface/server/appliance, it's probably the worst way of testing the connectivity.
An example of a device-related false positive, aside from the one already given, would be something like your receiving a phone call and being alerted for your internet being down. Another would be the BES environment has a failure.
With that said, I doubt we'll ever see a pinger application for the BlackBerry, although it shouldn't be too hard to develop. I would recommend posting in the Aftermarket Software forum.
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