At 09:12 AM 2/15/2004, Andrew Lewis wrote:
>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?
I'm inclined to think not. But remember the large portion of sites these
days are transaction oriented (web servers, for example), and they don't
really worry too much about preserving state.
Chad R. Larson (CRL22) chad at eldocomp dot com
Eldorado Computing, Inc. 602-604-3100
5353 North 16th Street, Suite 400
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-3228
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