Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 2.5.7, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 2.5.7 includes a couple of important fixes, and may be the last release before version 2.6, which drops Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) support.
Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.5.7, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.
Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.
Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.
Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.
HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.
Version 2.5.7 fixes a bug in the Port plug-in where it would misbehave if the text to receive or send started with a "-" character. This could affect many people, as the default Incoming Email (POP) service uses this when the server doesn't accept the login. It also fixes an issue where a notification could fail if the TestChangeCount, TestFailureCount or TestRecoveryCount variables are used.
Dejal also mentioned that version 2.6, currently scheduled for release in July, will require Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) as a minimum OS. So unless there are any further bug-fix releases before 2.6 is released, this will be the last version that supports Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).
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* Mac OS X version 10.4 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 36 MB disk space
Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Simon 2.5.7 is available from $29.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.
Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2010 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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