How to get the mailserver to send message when it's down
I was wondering if anyone might be able to give me some advice of my issue.
This is what's happening to our network. We have a small network that consists of a mailserver, fileserver, and about 6 computers attached to the network.
All of the computers are using windows XP 2003 professional.
For security reason, our mailserver cannot communicate with any of the internal computers including the fileserver and is located on a separate network called network A and the rest of the computers including fileserver is on the network B.
However, because of the fact that our mailserver tends to fall down every now and then, i was thinking of writing a program that would send a small message to all of us in the network B to notify that it's actually down.
My question is
1. I am not 100% sure that this is feasible since the mailserver does not talk to the internal network. Is there a way out for this?
2. If this is doable, i wonder what kind of programming languages i should use.
Thank you in advance.