OpenBSD Journal

CARP for non-OpenBSD systems

Contributed by jose on from the more-stuff-being-used-elsewhere dept.

Frank Denis writes: "UCARP - is a portable userland implementation of OpenBSD-current carp(4) high-availability protocol.

This is still work in progress, but at least interoperability between Linux and OpenBSD seems to work."

Interop is cool, we'll see how well this derivative work compares against the original. This isn't the first time OpenBSD components have wound up in Linux (systrace, for example).

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Once again Frank manifests a very cool idea.

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      From the link:

      "The death of that hard disk has a lot of implications. I've lost almost all my work from the last 5 years. I've lost all my unreleased source code. I've lost all my documentation. I've lost critical private and professionnal mails. I've lost ssh keys, passwords, license numbers, etc.

      All web sites that used to be hosted here are lost. The work for the upcoming new versions of ucarp and pure-ftpd is lost. The web site is no more, and the customer database is lost as well. is obviously dead with the rest, the data is lost with the code. I have no way to recover the subscribers list of mailing-lists like pureftpd's and ucarp's ones."

      I don't mean to pour salt on any wounds as I'm sure the lesson has sunk in to his core a thousand times over, but for the cost of a 40GB drive these days (under a buck a gig if you can even find drives that small), having at least a mirror setup would certainly have saved a ton of anguish.

      Here's hoping that those recovery services come through for you. Man, what a bitch of a thing to go through.

  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    what would be suggested then?
    like haveing a machine hosted and a failover machine in an other hosting center or at home?



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