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Re: Server Redundancy
From: Andy Dills <andy () xecu net>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 14:23:12 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Gerald wrote:

On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Jason Greenberg wrote:

Can I have some suggestions on how to load balance servers that are on
seperate IP blocks?  Is there any way to perform translation at this
level?  Exclude DNS based balancing please...

vrrp on FreeBSD is supposed to be a free solution to allow machines to
watch each other and take over IP addressing if connectivity is lost.
Depending on how remote your IP blocks are and how much control you have
over the routing equipment in between, your only choice may be a
commercial solution.

Don't forget pen, which runs on FreeBSD (and even NT according to the


It's not for the enterprise, but does provide simple load-balancing for
people who can't afford a proper switch.


Andy Dills
Xecunet, Inc.

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