Dead gateway detection

Stephen Shaw sshaw at
Tue Apr 12 22:22:23 MDT 2005

I think in Linux hacks there is a little script or something that's 
called cheap ip takeover.  I can't remember the details, but something 
to check.


PS  I can't remember what list it was but I think I have an idea for 
your ssh attack problem

Gabriel Gunderson wrote:

>I'm setting up a box with two connections going out to different ISPs
>for a small business in town.  The second was just for a backup but they
>wanted to be able add its bandwidth to that of the first for out going
>traffic.  On a failure the traffic goes out the one connection.
>I think I have it all working but I'm still looking for an elegant way
>to detect a dead gateway.  I have a cron job that uses ping to check
>each gw.  It works but it's a little clunky and only checks every
>What have you all done to detect dead gateways?
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