nginx and self-healing S3 static hosting

mike mike503 at
Wed Jul 30 06:46:30 MSD 2008 has a free service and an api.

On Jul 29, 2008, at 5:28 PM, "Ian M. Evans" <ianevans at>  

>> 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 ( 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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