Stuart Woodward
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slow client connection to exim server (about 40 seconds)
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As the commentator has mentioned, from the log message it looks like there is something going on with DNS. Try doing: dig example.com from the command line on the server and see how fast it ...

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How can I tell a script is running under cron?
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Since posting the question I have found the same question answered on Stack Exchange: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/46789/check-if-script-is-started-by-cron-rather-than-invoked-manually

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Where to see logs of a program that crashes on Ubuntu Server?
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I suspect that it is crashing due to an uncaught Exception somewhere. Try catching and logging the exceptions at the highest level in the script that you can. It may give you some clues.

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Is Ping a reliable way to check if a server is available?
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If under normal circumstances your server responds to ping, it is useful to ping it at one minute intervals to check if it responds. This of course only tells you that there is a server at that IP ...

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How do I generate a list of windows patches and the date they were installed on a windows 2000 server?
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Check out the "Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer". I believe it is the tool that you are looking for. See http://www.microsoft.com/mbsa and the associated Wikipedia article. "Microsoft Baseline ...

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Best system administrator accident
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I got called to investigate an alert coming from a Windows machine that was indicating that the monitoring system had no license file. I opened up the command prompt and started to investigate the ...

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How can I determine if a machine is online without using ping?
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You could have the machine send an snmp trap (packet) once a minute to a remote monitor and set up a rule to monitor that you were receiving the trap each minute.

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