Projects / alived


alived is a simple daemon and client for sending keepalive messages. The server keeps a list of hostname to IP address, useful for when a remote DHCP client changes IP addresses.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  31 Mar 2003 06:05

    Release Notes: This release now does proper GNU-style command lines.

    •  23 Mar 2003 17:10

      Release Notes: alived now maintains the 'last heard from' time. alive only runs once and exits; please add it to a startup script and/or a cron job. alookup's output was cleaned up, and the last-heard-from time was added.

      •  15 Mar 2003 06:45

        Release Notes: The program is now fully functional. Old IPs are replaced with new ones, alookup now returns sane answers, and the code was cleaned up to function under most systems.

        •  13 Mar 2003 03:42

          Release Notes: The alive daemon was completed--it now properly stores data from the client, and returns meaningful data to alookup.

          •  12 Mar 2003 06:20

            Release Notes: This version begins a lookup utility and adds the necessary code to alived to respond to its queries.

            Recent comments

            25 Mar 2003 15:04 krisfoster

            Experimental alived server available
            If you'd like to try out alived or don't have a server of your own to run it on, '' is available.

            It will always be running the latest daemon, so you're best off grabbing the latest client from




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