We've been using The Dude in our office for about 2 years now, and it's great. However, we've been having some major stability issues with our ISP that The Dude's machine is connected to; the modem tends to lock up.
The problem is that during this outage time, The Dude will of course report that all services are offline at our remote sites. Once the modem is reset and the connection is restored, we get flooded with notification messages as all of the services that The Dude is monitoring come "back online" after the outage.
What we'd like to do is use a generic connection check for internet connectivity to a service such as google.com. We've already set this up; no problem there. The prospect of setting up dependencies for 50 different networks is a giving us a bit of a headache; what I'd like to know is if it's possible to make dependencies between network maps, and if so, how can you go about doing so? The way I have it envisioned is that we have our different network maps, and then some sort of a master network map that all of the others are in, then linked as a simple few dependencies in that map to the internet connection check.
Also, is there a smarter way to do this that we're not thinking of right now, or another setting in The Dude that simply checks for an active outgoing net connection?
Thanks in advance for any assistance!