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NAME

       wackamole - IP-failover high-availability tool

SYNOPSIS

       wackamole [-v] [-c config_file ] [ -s spread ] [-u user ] [ -d ]

DESCRIPTION

       wackamole   runs   the   Wackamole   IP-failover   HA  tool  using  the
       wackamole.conf file as a base configuration.

OPTIONS

       -v     Display version information and exit.

       -d     Turn on debugging and do not daemonize.

       -u user
              Instruct wackamole to use user instread  of  Wack<pid>  as  it’s
              username when connecting to Spread.

       -s spread_loc
              Connect to Spread running at spread_loc

       -c config-file
              Use  an  alternate  configuration  file  config-file  instead of
              wackamole.conf.

FILES

       wackamole.conf
              The default config file location is  dependant  on  the  install
              prefix.   ./wackamole.conf  is  also searched if a local file is
              not found.

DIAGNOSTICS

       By default, Wackamole  will  log  any  errors  to  syslog.   Check  the
       appropriate log desitnation on your platform.

BUGS

       Linux  Wackamole  makes  extensive  use of ioctl()s on network devices.
              When dropping and  interface  such  as  eth0:4,  all  subsequent
              interfaces (eth0:5, etc.) will disappear and no longer function.
              There has been special code added that causes Wackamole on Linux
              to  iterate through all IP addresses after a balancing round and
              attempt to re-plumb them.  This may cause gratuitous entries  to
              syslog as well as extra unsolicited ARP responses.

       Solaris
              Solaris’  local  arp-cache  is,  as  far as the author is aware,
              completely undocumented.  The code in Wackamole to open  /dev/ip
              and attempt to read the ARP cache was written only by looking at
              the output of truss arp -an and should be considered a "stab  in
              the dark."

AUTHOR

       Yair Amir <yairamir@cnds.jhu.edu>

       Ryan Caudy <wyvern@cnds.jhu.edu>

       Aashima Munjal <munjal@cnds.jhu.edu>

       Theo Schlossnagle <jesus@cnds.jhu.edu>

SEE ALSO

       wackamole.conf(5),wackatrl(1)