I'm trying to monitor the status of a server. This isn't a web server, so it doesn't use http or https. However, it does have ssh, but I don't have the passwords.
Since the server will respond to http sent to the ssh port, I hope to use that as a substitute for a ping. For example:
"http://coarc.on.ca:xxxx" where xxxx is the ssh port number, gets a reply of "SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.3" which is a 20 byte text only reply.
I've tried http, https and ssh sensors, but can't get any of them to check for this specific text.
Does anyone have an idea of how I can monitor these servers without the ssh password?