Alert if dispatch.fcgi fails

hey guys, my company had a meltdown today because the site was down.
turns out dispatch.fcgi was erroring. does anyone have a handy
solution that will notify me somehow if dispatch.fcgi errors in the
future. some way to rescue in dispatch.fcgi with a call to sendmail
maybe? exception notifier is a great plugin (highly recommended) and
i'm looking for something that's useful even if the app can't get on
it's feet.

any thoughts?

thanks,
lawrence.

You could use Monit[1], God[2] or an external monitoring service such as Montastic[3].

[1] http://www.tildeslash.com/monit/
[2] http://god.rubyforge.org/
[3] http://www.montastic.com/

Regards,
Andy Stewart