alived is a simple daemon and client for sending keepalive messages. The server keeps a list of hostname to IP address, useful for when a remote DHCP client changes IP addresses.

You can grab alived from or from (you will always find the latest at sourcforge).

An experimental alived server is available at ''. You may use this for trying out alived, or if you don't have access to a server of your own.

Kris Foster,