OpenBSD Journal

CARP your way to high availability

Contributed by dhartmei on from the carp-redundancy dept.

Sunny Raspet writes on NewsForge: " You're putting out system management fires, with five SSH sessions open on your desktop. The mail server needs a restart after that kernel patch, so you su to root and type reboot. Just as the connection closes, your brain catches up with your fingertips. The mail server's still up -- the system you rebooted was the firewall at the site 200 miles away. The firewall on which 50 users rely. The firewall that refuses to reboot without a cold reset. What do you do?"

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    1. By robert ( on

      What do you do? PANIC!!!!!!!!!!

    2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      What you do? Blame it on the junior sysadmin!

  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I would buy new hardware that functions correctly.

    1. By kris ( on


  3. By Sam ( on

    > "What do you do?"
    CARP your pants?

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on


    2. By kris ( on

      Must ... not ... let ... immature side ... take ... over, ... failing. ... must ... laugh .... AHHHHHHHHHHhhhahahaha

  4. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    It's good to see some press about it. Hopefully the implimentation makes its way into other systems. Maybe it'll help lead to some more funding for Theo. ;)

  5. By sponge daddy ( on

    i feel very CARPed up


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