Fake has been designed to switch in backup servers on a LAN. It has been used to success over the last year to switch in backup Mail, Web and Proxy servers during periods of both unscheduled and scheduled down time. Fake allows you to take over the IP address of another machine in the LAN by bringing up an additional interface and making use of ARP spoofing. The additional interface can be either a physical interface or an IP alias.
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This version unsets the LANG environment variable so that ifconfig output is as expected, adds a heartbeat resource script, and allows the source and destination MAC address to be specified.
Release Notes: This version causes ARP packets to be sent on the interface set by TARGET_INTERFACE rather than just making it up as it goes along.
Release Notes: The handling of Locale has been cleaned up and Debian packages have been created.
Release Notes: Minor docmuentation changes.
Release Notes: Setting locale to other than English no longer causes MAC address determination to fail.