Using Dead Man's Snitch with Windows Servers
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:
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