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 From:  Peter <peter at iwebsl dot com>
 To:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Load Balancing? Yes/No?
 Date:  Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:25:32 -0400
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On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:21:12 -0400, Chuck Mariotti wrote:
> Unfortunately, no... I need a truly active load balancer... knows
> state, handles taking machines on and off from handling the load,
> etc...
>
> Round Robin DNS uses three IPs on the web... I need one IP on the
> web, with multiple machines behind that IP handling the load.
>
> Thanks though...
>
> Regards,
>
> Chuck
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeroen Visser [mailto:monowall at forty dash two dot nl]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 12:03 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Load Balancing? Yes/No?
>
> If I recall correctly, you can do loadbalancing with DNS record.
>
> Create an A record in the dns with two (three or x) ip's and
> clients will be
> spreaded over those different servers via the round-robin
> principle. You have to
> have X public IP addresses though. It's not feasable with any kind
> of NAT in
> m0n0wall as far as I know.
>
> (But hey, I'm not a REAL network guru, I just pretend to be at
> work. ;-) )
>
> Is this what you need ?
>
> -
> Jeroen
>
> On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:45:03 -0400, Chuck Mariotti wrote
>> I know it was discussed a while ago, but are there any plans on
>> adding
>> load balancing (for web applications in my case)? If so, is there
>> a time-
>> line?
>>
>> If not, can anyone recommend a free load balancer that is
>> reliable and
>> easy to implement (web-based UI), etc... In my case, several
>> people have
>> to know how to use it, so the easier the better.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Chuck
>>
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  Peter, peter at iwebsl dot com on 4/11/2006