A really lightweight Gem to get a yes or no answer about whether or not one of your hosts is down according to The Upstream Status Check Module
gem install upstreamstatus
After checking out the repo, run
bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run
rake spec to run the tests. You can also run
bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.
To install this gem onto your local machine, run
bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in
version.rb, and then run
bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the
.gem file to rubygems.org.
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/[USERNAME]/upstreamstatus.
The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.