The Linux Director Daemon (ldirectord) was written by Jacob Rief. <firstname.lastname@example.org> ldirectord is a stand alone daemon for monitoring the services on real servers. Currently, HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP services are supported. lditrecord is simple to install and works with the heartbeat code (http://www.linux-ha.org/). See 'ldirectord -h' and linux-ha/doc/ldirectord for more information.