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Re: fail-over

On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 10:43:46PM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> I have two links to the net.  A primary link which is quite reliable and a 
> secondary link that is a stand-by.
> What's the best way of making the secondary take over?
> There's no need to routing protocols because we don't have routing protocols 
> running, but I'd be happy to install something like Zebra if it can be 
> configured to ping hosts on one link and switch to the other link if they 
> stop responding.
> I could write a shell script to do some pings, but there's the risk that bugs 
> in my script cause more problems than network outages...  :(

You may want to take a look at the:


There are kernel patches for detecting dead gateways etc.


        Theodor Milkov           Administrator IP Networks
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