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 From:  David Rodgers <david dot rodgers at kdsi dot net>
 To:  Mark Spieth <mspieth at neod dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Load Balancing Again...
 Date:  Fri, 28 May 2004 18:47:40 -0500
After my little incident last week it's pretty much a no brainer that I
think this is a great idea as well. Especially if it's that simple.

David


On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 17:23, Mark Spieth wrote:
> The subject of load balancing inbound nat connections to several boxes..
> 
> 
> eg. 1 external IP that round robins traffic to 2 internal hosts...
> 
> Has been brought up quite a few times.. Now, I am a openbsd and linux
> person, and my monowall development box is current;y down so I had no
> way to look into this, However it seems to me that freebsd (ipf) allows
> for the round-robin flag which allows you to setup 2 or more rules to
> round robin inbound connections to various machines.. See Below from my
> openbsd box
> 
> rdr ng0 0.0.0.0/0 port 110 -> 192.168.2.29 port 110 tcp round-robin
> rdr ng0 0.0.0.0/0 port 110 -> 192.168.2.30 port 110 tcp round-robin
> rdr ng0 0.0.0.0/0 port 110 -> 192.168.2.31 port 110 tcp round-robin
> 
> 
> This seems to balance things out fairly well. In may case if you look at
> my mrtg stats on the site below for pop3 it does a decient job of
> balancing traffic between the servers.
> 
> http://sm1.neod.net/
> 
> Of course this does not take into consideration individual server load
> of if the server is even up, But it should be an easy thing to implement
> into monowall.
> 
> Just my .02
> 
> 
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