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


$ upstream-status


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


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at[USERNAME]/upstreamstatus.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.