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Ultra Monkey 2.0.0

Ultra Monkey version 2.0.0 has been released. Sydney, Australia. 14:00 7th August 2002

Ultra Monkey is a project to build create load balanced and highly available services on a local area network using Open Source components on the Linux Operating System.

Key Features:

  • Layer 4 Switching using The Linux Virtual Server
  • Easily expandable to a large number of IP based virtual services
  • High Availability provided by Heartbeat protocol
  • Service level monitoring using ldirectord
  • Supports Highly Available and/or Load Balanced topologies with worked configuration examples
  • All Code is Open Source

Highlights in This Release

  • Works with 2.4 kernel
  • Tested against Red Hat 7.2
  • Supports monitoring of HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, POP, IMAP, SMTP and LDAP
  • More robust active/standby takeover using Heartbeat.


Ultra Monkey is available from

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