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Keeps critical processes running

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.

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Verified by

Janet Casey

Verified on

16 October 2000

Leaders and contributors

Evan Borgstrom Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to usePerl (at least 5.000)
Required to usecron

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 January 2017.


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