This may not be a FoxWeb question as much as an NT or IIS question but I thought the answer would be interesting to FoxWeb Users.
I find that there are times that my server has gone down. I usually learn this when a client calls and can't access the site.
Is there any way to write a script which would run on some other machine that has access to the internet which could poll the status of IIS and FoxWeb and notify me when the server or application has gone down?
The notification part I could do using jabbercentral.com and their web service instant message system but how would I write code to detect the status of the web server?
Would I need to write a web service client to run on the server to return the status? Does FoxWeb have any web service features incorporated into it or would I use the MS SOAP tools and VFP 7.0?