Commands useful for checking internet connectivity, VM presence etc.
Ruby
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
.deliver
lib
test
.gitignore
.rvmrc
Gemfile
Guardfile
LICENSE
README.md
Rakefile
chef-extensions.gemspec

README.md

chef-extensions

Commands useful for checking internet connectivity, VM presence etc.

Install it

gem install chef-extensions

How it works

I'm only using chef-solo, so after installing the gem, require it in config/solo.rb.

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.

Full gem documentation

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

Copyright (c) 2012 Gerhard Lazu. See LICENSE for details.