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SafetyNet is a small script that makes sure critical processes are continuously running. It can be installed and configured in under five minutes, and puts virtually no load on a system while running transparently in the background. When it finds a problem, it automatically restarts the process and verifies that it is running again. If the process does not start again, the program notifies the sysadmin by email.


Download version 1.15 (stable)
released on 20 February 2001


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey16 October 2000

Leaders and contributors

Evan Borgstrom Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use cron
Required to use Perl (at least 5.000)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 May 2003.


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