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Automatically Generating Monitoring Scripts Using Sprocket

Now that you know the basics of how to manually write a performance-monitoring script in Perl, I’m going to tell you that you don’t really need to do that. I’ve modified and added to Randal Schwarz’s Perl web proxy server so that it automatically generates monitoring scripts, albeit with some limitations. I call the modified proxy server sprocket. The code is Perl that generates Perl, so it may be hard to follow, but you can download it from http://patrick.net/software/sprocket/sprocket and use it even if you don’t understand exactly how it works.

Here’s how to use it:

  1. First, you’ll need to have the same pieces listed above, all downloadable from http://patrick.net/software/.


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