Binary package “checkservice” in ubuntu karmic

Checks the status of services on (remote) hosts

 Checkservice is a simple and fast service checking perl script. It is
 able to show the results in many ways: by keeping logs, showing it on
 the PHP status page, output that MRTG can use or warning(plugins) if
 something is wrong. Checkservice features grouping of hosts, very
 easy configuration and thorough service checking using checkplugins.