Check a server is up. If it isn't mail me.

curl -fs brandx.jp.sme 2&>1 > /dev/null || echo brandx.jp.sme ping failed | mail -ne -s'Server unavailable' joker@jp.co.uk
Alternative to the ping check if your firewall blocks ping. Uses curl to get the landing page silently, or fail with an error code. You can probably do this with wget as well.
Sample Output
An email saying "brandx.jp.sme ping failed"

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By: mccalni
2009-10-23 14:29:06

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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