Greg Retkowski is a network engineering consultant with over 10 years of experience in UNIX/Linux network environments. Most recently he designed and deployed the network for the Avvenu.Com remote access and sharing service.
His homepage ishttp://www.rage.net/~greg/.
Building a Self-Healing Network
Publish Date: May. 25, 2006
Wouldn't it be nice if your network services could detect their own failures and gracefully restart? Sure, you could have cron or FAM jobs always checking them, but that's so unrefined. Instead, consider Greg Retkowski's solution: building a small Cfengine and NAGIOS combination to detect and recover from failure.
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