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 From:  Andrew Lewis <andrew at coastal dot com>
 To:  "Chad R. Larson" <clarson at eldocomp dot com>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] LoadBalancing revisited
 Date:  Sun, 15 Feb 2004 11:12:58 -0500
Chad R. Larson wrote:

> We've been kicking the idea around.  We use vrrp between a pair of FreeBSD 
> based web servers.  The amount of multicast traffic for heartbeats is a bit 
> of an annoyance, but otherwise just fine.
> 
> On the other hand, if running m0n0wall on something like a net4801 (which 
> has no moving parts, not even a fan) you might want to consider the MTBF of 
> the box against the additional complexity.  And remember, if you have two 
> firewall boxes, you have twice the chance of a failure.

Given the reliability of the hardware is there much value in a vrrp 
configuration that doesn't support stateful failover?