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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

Recent releases

  •  21 Oct 2002 10:49

    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.

    •  06 Jan 2002 19:52

      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.

      •  18 Feb 2001 05:51

        Release Notes: The handling of Locale has been cleaned up and Debian packages have been created.

        •  22 Nov 1999 20:42

          Release Notes: Minor docmuentation changes.

          •  17 Nov 1999 21:13

            Release Notes: Setting locale to other than English no longer causes MAC address determination to fail.


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