nginx and self-healing S3 static hosting
mike503 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 06:46:30 MSD 2008
Freedns.afraid.org has a free service and an api.
On Jul 29, 2008, at 5:28 PM, "Ian M. Evans" <ianevans at digitalhit.com>
>> 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. They said:
> "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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