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  • Proof Of Life - Main application window with several clients monitored

    Proof Of Life

    Main application window with several clients monitored

    Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

    Proof Of Life

    Main application window with several clients monitored

  • Proof Of Life - Settings page showing SMTP server configuration requirements for sending emails

    Proof Of Life

    Settings page showing SMTP server configuration requirements for sending emails

    Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

    Proof Of Life

    Settings page showing SMTP server configuration requirements for sending emails

  • Proof Of Life - Client settings dialog box with controls for notifications for changes in online presence

    Proof Of Life

    Client settings dialog box with controls for notifications for changes in online presence

    Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

    Proof Of Life

    Client settings dialog box with controls for notifications for changes in online presence

Last updated November 2020

Proof Of Life Device Monitor

Proof Of Life will monitor a list of network-connected computers or devices for a basic ping response, indicating whether each are online or not. The app can also send email messages with status changes using your own SMTP email service.

Proof Of Life pings a user-defined list of network-connected machines to test if they are reachable. The number of machines that you can monitor is unlimited. For each machine you can receive an email sent to a nominated address with the updated status and this is configurable for when the machine goes online, offline or for both conditions.

Features include:

  • Add machine IP address or DNS-resovable name.
  • Configure SMTP mail server settings used to send notifications. Validate email settings with a test email and resolve mail sending issues.
  • Optionally run the application on start-up.
  • A clean and simple user interface. The main window is DPI aware, resizeable and customisable to suit your screen and the amount of data you need to view. There are no more controls than necessary to do the job, and everything has hover-enabled help popups that describes what it does. The application will remember your customisation between program launches.
  • Click the App information bottom right of the window to recall important folder locations and change settings.

Proof Of Life is free. It doesn't connect to the internet, gather telemetry or display advertisements. Use it and enjoy. If you would like to say thanks, consider making a donation via PayPal.

For commercial use, consider a white-label version of this app. Customisation includes your branding including app name, logo and colour scheme and removal of my own details. Contact me for details.

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Version History

1.0.17429 November 2020
  • Added SMTP setting for STARTTLS SSL encryption. (Note TLS is not supported)
1.0.15625 November 2020
  • Client form now attempts to trap basic name or IP address errors at the point of entry.
  • Clients now validate name or IP address during first ping and disable invalid entries.
  • Client grid highlights invalid names or IP addresses in red, with help text identifying them as such.
  • When editing, the form shows (invalid) above the name field when the entry has failed validation. Updating the client will reset the invalid status.
1.0.11019 November 2020
  • Application now starts in the task tray. On first run or if client list is empty it displays client list window.
  • Show client list window or close the application using a right-click context menu for the task tray icon.
1.0.9602 October 2020
  • Initial release.

Images

Proof Of Life - Main application window with several clients monitored

Proof Of Life
Main application window with several clients monitored

Proof Of Life - Settings page showing SMTP server configuration requirements for sending emails

Proof Of Life
Settings page showing SMTP server configuration requirements for sending emails

Proof Of Life - Client settings dialog box with controls for notifications for changes in online presence

Proof Of Life
Client settings dialog box with controls for notifications for changes in online presence

Proof Of Life

Main application window with several clients monitored

Proof Of Life - Main application window with several clients monitored

Proof Of Life

Main application window with several clients monitored

Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

Proof Of Life

Settings page showing SMTP server configuration requirements for sending emails

Proof Of Life - Settings page showing SMTP server configuration requirements for sending emails

Proof Of Life

Settings page showing SMTP server configuration requirements for sending emails

Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

Proof Of Life

Client settings dialog box with controls for notifications for changes in online presence

Proof Of Life - Client settings dialog box with controls for notifications for changes in online presence

Proof Of Life

Client settings dialog box with controls for notifications for changes in online presence

Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

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