Set audible alarm when an IP address comes online

until ping -c1 ADDRESS;do true;done;zenity --warning --text "ADDRESS is back"
I'd rather this one on Gnome, as I'm used to be listening some music while working. I've even created a bash function which receives ADDRESS as parameter.

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By: marcusrp
2011-09-26 18:51:38

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  • Waiting for your server to finish rebooting? Issue the command above and you will hear a beep when it comes online. The -i 60 flag tells ping to wait for 60 seconds between ping, putting less strain on your system. Vary it to your need. The -a flag tells ping to include an audible bell in the output when a package is received (that is, when your server comes online).


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    ping -i 60 -a IP_address
    haivu · 2009-03-04 06:21:22 7

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