Port Connect Check Now Available
2012/04/06 Leave a comment
There are thousands of network protocols NodePing doesn’t have checks for (yet) :-) But that shouldn’t stop you from being able to monitor the availability of your services. Using our new Port Connect check, you can test the responsiveness of nearly any TCP protocol on any port.
This is great news for those running lesser-known services, or services on non-standard ports, who are having a hard time finding a monitoring service to help them track availability. Our Port Connect check will attempt to create a standard TCP socket connection to your host on the specified port and report back if your server accepted the connection.
The Port Connect check can also help ensure that a particular port is not accepting traffic as well. This is useful for making sure your firewall is blocking a specific port for services that need a little extra vigilance. The check will send a notification if it is ever able to successfully connect.
You can learn more about the Port Connect check and how to configure it in our documentation. If you don’t yet have a NodePing account, you can sign up for a 15-day free trial and give our new Port Connect check a try. We think you’ll like it.