Using Dead Man's Snitch with Windows Servers

About two weeks ago I came across a site called Dead Man's Snitch that makes it really easy to track your servers in the event that they go offline.
When your servers don't report back at a specified time, DMS will send you an email and you can also track your snitches in their smart phone app.



You get one free snitch to start and for $19/mo you can go Pro and get unlimited snitches.

To get this running all you need to do is send a simple Curl command from Unix/Linux in order to "Ping" the DMS servers with a heartbeat.  The command looks something like this: 


 curl https://nosnch.in/xxxxxx 

Where xxxxxx is a random code to identify your server. 
That's it, really simple.

Now if you want to use Dead man's Snitch with Windows it becomes a little more complicated.

First you will need to install the 64 bit version of cygwin from http://cygwin.com and make sure you search the installer for all references to curl and add them to the install.

Now you can create a Scheduled Task or batch file that just calls Curl like this:


 @echo off  
 cd C:\cygwin64\bin\  
 curl https://nosnch.in/xxxxxx > DeadManSnitch.log


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