Esoteric terminology - Heartbeat

Subject: Esoteric terminology - Heartbeat
From: Warren Singer <Warren_Singer -at- VOCALTEC -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 15:54:15 +0200

Can anyone suggest a more user-friendly word for the term heartbeat, as
used in the following definition?

A signal emitted at regular intervals by software to demonstrate that it is
still alive. Sometimes hardware is designed to reboot the machine if it
stops hearing a heartbeat.

The term is presented in the context of statistic information that is
produced for desktop clients which connect to a Gateway server.


Warren Singer

Warren Singer
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