Commands useful for checking internet connectivity, VM presence etc.
gem install chef-extensions
How it works
I'm only using chef-solo, so after installing the gem, require it in
Then, in your cookbooks or providers, use one of the existing methods, eg:
if Chef::Extensions.wan_up? # do some work... end
If you want to see use-cases for the gem, check out apt-cookbook.
Known issues / concerns
Google's DNS very rarely doesn't to pings. It's reliable 99.9% of the time, which is good enough. Would defintely benefit from having 2 IPs and falling back to the second one before returning false.
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
- Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Copyright (c) 2012 Gerhard Lazu. See LICENSE for details.