nginx and self-healing S3 static hosting
Ian M. Evans
ianevans at digitalhit.com
Wed Jul 30 04:28:23 MSD 2008
> your s3 bucket. dnsmadeeasy (or similar) monitors your s3 bucket,
> and switches DNS to your backup if it goes down. Your app only ever
Someone else mentioned dnsmadeeasy and I contacted their tech people.
"The manner in which S3 is implemented makes it difficult to monitor
using our toolset."
There was one DNS company (http://dynect.com/) that mentioned having an
API for allowing remote changes. So I guess the cron method from the
non-static server could work. If it can't reach your S3 bucket, it could
run a script to change the DNS to your backup choice.
As Dave Winer pointed out, there's some cash to be made for the
companies who step up to find a way to help spooked S3 users...or
potential users like me.
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