On Wed, 07-Nov-2001 at 23:30:37 +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> > so john, no, same number of tcp/udp ports. bummer.
>> Bah. So much for being able to load balance more than 32k connections on
> a single box, without hacking netfilter to spread the outbound port
> numbers around a few ip aliases...
Well, netfilter can handle outbound NAT on multiple IP addresses just fine.
And if you assign multiple IP addresses to your load balancer, you could
put *those* IP addresses in a load balancer, and wind up with a much wider
range of port numbers to play with.
See? Round-robin DNS could be useful even with a full load balancer
sitting around being useful too :-).
Or am I missing some reason why this wouldn't work?
... Rap is to art as Etch-A-Sketch is to music. Hmm...
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