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xinetd help

I need a little help with setting up a backup for my Squid box. I have Squid setup in reverse proxy mode for a web site. I'm looking to setup a failover if the Squid service fails for any reason. I was told xinetd could help with this. I need something that checks that Squid, ports 80 and 443 are working. If not I need xinetd to fire up and pass the request to the backend server.

Can this be done? If so how would I do it? Or is there a better way?
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pablouruguayCommented:
you can use a simple bash script. i use this script for check my ip. modify and use it. is better i think.

you need to use crontab to check every  1 min example.

#!/bin/sh
while [ 1 ]; do
    HAVE_ADSL=`ifconfig ppp0 | grep -c 'error fetching interface information:
Device not found'`
    if [ "$HAVE_ADSL" -gt 0 ]; then
        /sbin/rcnetwork restart dsl0
    fi
    sleep 60
done
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GentooOSAuthor Commented:
Thanks pablouruguay.

I'm new to Linux and not sure what your bash script is doing.  Could you explain each line?   How would I use this method to check the squid service and that ports 80 and 443 are being accepted?

Thanks
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pablouruguayCommented:
#!/bin/sh
while [ 1 ]; do
    HAVE_ADSL=`netstat -a | grep -c https
    if [ "$HAVE_ADSL" -gt 0 ]; then
        /sbin/httpd restart
    fi
    sleep 60
done


and other

#!/bin/sh
while [ 1 ]; do
    HAVE_ADSL=`netstat -a | grep -c :httpd
    if [ "$HAVE_ADSL" -gt 2 ]; then
        /sbin/httpd restart dsl0
    fi
    sleep 60
done

if i wrong correct please......










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GentooOSAuthor Commented:
what does -gt 0 and -gt 2 mean?

I'd like to start xinetd if Squid fails and forward ports 80 and 443 to the backend server as squid would most likely fail again after restart.

Thanks.
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pablouruguayCommented:
the output of grep command


i cant understand "WHY" xinetd... if you like to forward ports you need iptables.  NOT xinetd
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GentooOSAuthor Commented:
OK, Could you help me doing this with using iptables?
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pablouruguayCommented:
mmmm i dont think so... jlevie, redimidio or owens  are the correct guys for this job,  they understan much better iptables than me sorry
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