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Activates backup servers on a LAN

Fake has been designed to switch in backup servers (especially Mail, Web and Proxy servers) on a LAN during periods of both unscheduled and scheduled down time. Fake allows you to take over the IP address (either physical or an IP alias) of another machine in the LAN by bringing up an additional interface and making use of ARP spoofing. It is designed to enable automated invocation via systems like Mon that monitor server availability. Fake can also be used in conjunction with load balancing mecanisms.


Download version 1.1.11 (stable)
released on 8 July 2009


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Janet Casey8 January 2002

Leaders and contributors

Simon Horman Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:horms@vergenet.net

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 30 January 2017.


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