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       gdnsd-plugin-simplefo - gdnsd plugin for simple primary->secondary address failover


       Example gdnsd config fragment using this plugin:

         plugins => {
           simplefo => {
             service_types => [ www ],
             pubwww => {
               primary =>
               secondary =>
             www6 => {
               primary => 2001:DB8::1
               secondary => 2001:DB8::100
             mixed => {
               service_types => [ www, xmpp ]
               addrs_v4 => {
                 primary =>
                 secondary =>
               addrs_v6 => {
                 service_types => up
                 primary => 2001:DB8::1
                 secondary => 2001:DB8::100

       Example zonefile RRs:

         www 180 DYNA simplefo!pubwww
         www6 180 DYNA simplefo!www6
         mix 180 DYNA simplefo!mixed


       gdnsd-plugin-simplefo is designed to do simple active/passive failover between one primary
       address and one secondary address.  The status of the addresses are checked with standard
       gdnsd "service_types" monitoring.  If you need more than a simple two-address failover
       list, the "metafo" plugin is more appropriate.


       At the top level of the plugin's configuration stanza, the special parameter
       "service_types" is supported. These sets the default per-resource "service_types" for all
       resources.  The default default "service_types" is "[ up ]", which simply sets them all
       "UP" statically.

       The rest of the hash entries at the top level are the names of the resources you define.
       Each resource gets a configuration hash of its own for containing resource-specific
       address info.


       Within a resource, "service_types" is again supported, to set the monitored service
       type(s) for this specific resource.

       If "addrs_v4" is defined, it must be a hash containing two keys: "primary" and
       "secondary", each of which has an IPv4 string address value.

       Similarly, if "addrs_v6" is defined, it must be a hash containing two keys: "primary" and
       "secondary", each of which has an IPv6 string address value.

       If neither of those two sub-stanzas is defined, you must define a single pair of "primary"
       and "secondary" addresses for the whole resource.  These can be of either address family,
       so long as they are both the same family.

       When "addrs_v4" and/or "addrs_v6" are used, "service_types" can also be overridden within
       each, for different behavior per-address-family (e.g.  force one protocol always up/down).


       For each address family for which you have supplied data, the following logic is applied

       ·   First, the worst monitored state of all "service_types" checks for the primary address
           is obtained.  If this state is "UP", the primary address is used.

       ·   If the primary address was "DOWN", the secondary address is checked: If the secondary
           is "UP", it will be used.  If the secondary is also "DOWN", then the primary is used.

       ·   In any case other than the primary being exactly "UP", the response RR-set TTL from
           the zonefile will be cut in half for both address families.

       If both "primary" and "secondary" were "DOWN" for either address family, this plugin will
       signal total resource failure to any upstream module (geoip or metafo).  The cutting of
       the TTL only happens once for all address RRs, even if both families had a non-"UP"


       gdnsd.config(5), gdnsd.zonefile(5), gdnsd(8), gdnsd-plugin-multifo(8)

       The gdnsd manual.


       Copyright (c) 2012 Brandon L Black <>

       This file is part of gdnsd.

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