Dave Aiello wrote, "Some of you know that I have been working for the last couple of weeks to develop some more significant experience with the Java programming language. Now that I have successfully built an application and figured out how to make a JAR file out of it, I am releasing it for comment, at least to friends and relatives."
"The program is called Mini Network Monitor, or mnm. It monitors a list of web servers by DNS name and reports on the application's ability to connect to them. It is not a full featured application, and it is being released without any warranty whatsoever. You can download it from the following link:"
[ mnm 0.1 in JAR format ]
"If you want to see the source code, please send me an email, and I will consider releasing it to you. Read on for system requirements and instructions for running the application...."
Dave Aiello continued:
This application runs under JDK 1.3 on Windows NT 4.0 and the Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition, Version 1.3.1 on Windows NT 4.0. I expect that it will operate on any version of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, Version 1.3 or later.
If you do not develop with Java on your personal computer, you probably need to download the Java 2 Runtime Environment. This can be found at the following location on Sun's Java Web Site:
[ Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition ]
- Download and install J2RE, if necessary.
- Download mnm.jar from CTDATA.com.
- Save to your local disk drive.
- Bring up a shell / command window on your computer.
- Change to the directory where you saved mnm.jar.
- Issue the following command:
java -jar mnm.jar
Special thanks to Jen Colangelo and Ed Anuff for their technical suggestions and encouragement.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions.