ICPLD (Internet Connection Performance Logging Daemon) is a connection monitor that sends ICMP requests to IP addresses of your choice and monitors if your machine has a working network connection. It logs failed attempts to reach the hosts, and will stamp a log as soon as a reply is received. It keeps track of when and for how long the connection was unavailable and records both total down time and each occasion of interrupted connection. It supports IPv6 and can execute a command whenever a connection goes up or down, which is useful for alerting users.
RRDutil is a a tool to collect statistics (typically every 5 minutes) from multiple servers, store the values in RRD databases (using RRDtool), and plot out pretty graphs to a Web server on demand. The graph types shown include CPU, memory, disk (space and I/O), Apache, MySQL queries and query types, email, Web hits, and more.