A beginner question about Murder

Andy Bennett andyjpb at ashurst.eu.org
Fri Sep 10 05:22:34 EDT 2010


> The tricky part is - there should be a master, and it should
> probably either be chosen by some sort of election between the active
> servers (here lies high-availability heartbeat magic) or by IP address
> allocation.  Anybody know if avahi and friends can help here?

spread (http://www.spread.org/), as exemplified by Wackamole 
(http://www.backhand.org/wackamole/) is good for distributed heartbeat 
and election algorithms. It takes more work to make it reliable for 
heavy data transfer, but Cyrus has solved that part of the problem already.


andyjpb at ashurst.eu.org

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