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 From:  Tom Wiebe <tom dot wiebe at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Hardware Failover?
 Date:  Sat, 28 Jan 2006 09:17:31 -0800
On 1/27/06, Cameron Showalter <cameron at gwschool dot com> wrote:
> Wayne Fiori wrote:
> > On 1/27/06, Tom Wiebe <tom dot wiebe at gmail dot com> wrote:
> >
> >> Just wondering if there's any way to configure m0n0wall to do any sort
> >> of hardware failover. IE. having 2 boxes running m0n0wall, if the
> >> primary dies, the secondary would automagically kick in and take over.
> >>
> >> Ideally with a soekris or wrap board as opposed to a PC box, although
> >> doing it on a PC would be acceptible as well. Looking for something a
> >> little more automatic and transparent than simply having a spare box
> >> handy to boot up in that case.
> >>
> >> Any ideas?
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Wouldn't that require the syncronization of the connection tables for
> > the failover to be [relatively] seamless? Probably need to implement
> > VRRP in m0n0wall to handle the network HA part as well.
> >
> > --
> > =Wayne
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>
> according to http://m0n0.ch/wall/todo.php high availability is on the
> wishlist...    if it is something you really need, check out pfsense.
> it is built on m0n0wall, but includes CARP for failover.
>
> hth,
> cameron
>

Thanks all, it looks like a viable solution is, if not ready right
this second, very close down the road.

Tom