The main goal of the keepalived project is to add a strong & robust keepalive facility to the Linux Virtual Server project. It implements a multilayer TCP/IP stack checks. Keepalived implements a framework based on three family checks : Layer3, Layer4 & Layer5. This framework gives the daemon the ability of checking a LVS server pool states. Keepalived can be sumarize as a LVS driving daemon.
Keepalived implementation is based on an I/O multiplexer to handle a strong multi-threading framework. All the events process use this I/O multiplexer.
Author: Alexandre Cassen <acassen [at] linux-vs [dot] org>
Maintainer: Alejandro Mery <amery [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 10% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.17 MB, 18 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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