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From "Robert Taylor" <rtay...@mulework.com>
Subject RE: Running a heartbeat program in struts.
Date Sun, 02 Feb 2003 00:03:26 GMT
Take a look at java.util.Timer and java.util.TimerTask.
More specifically Timer.scheduleAtFixedRate().

It will greatly simplify your background process.

robert

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Day [mailto:ronday@ronday.cc]
> Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 12:47 AM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: Running a heartbeat program in struts.
> 
> 
> I am planning on putting a small heartbeat program as part of my Struts
> application. The heartbeat program will request HTTP headers from an
> external web server every 5 minutes or so, and if the response is not a
> 200,will send email to 3 people.
> 
> I plan on using a java class that starts a thread in the init 
> method of the
> controller servlet. This thread will sleep for 5 minutes between sending
> requests to the external web server. It in turn will call a custom
> mail-sending class if the response is not 200.
> 
> First, does anyone have any code like this, before I start coding,
> Second, any comments on my approach,
> Third, is there a better way (in Java of course).
> 
> Thanks for any comments you have
> 
> Ron
> 
> 
> 
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