Alexander Goldstone wrote:
> I was separating load-balancing from failover therefore I was assuming failover
> would be for a single WAN connection hence my mentioning state.
> Failover is something I am interested in and will at some point implement if
> someone doesnít beat me to it. The only thing stopping me from diving in now is
> that my background is Linux (LVS / Heartbeat) and, prior to installing
> M0n0wall, Iíve not touched a FreeBSD box. However, fvrrpd (
> http://www.bsdshell.net/hut_fvrrpd.html ) looks like it'll allow M0n0wall to
> fail over nicely.
I think you're referring to multiple m0n0wall units, in a high
That's not quite what I'm referring to in my use of failover. I am
referring to using whatever WAN interface has solid connectivity. In my
case the upstream ISP may have a failure and I don't want to send any
more packets their way. It's not as simple as a close router failure,
it could be a DDoS attack at their edge and even though I can talk to
their network I can't get to the internet at large through them. Hence
the TCP/ping testing to something like google.com one each WAN interface
to determine if it has healthy connectivity.