Thanks for the quick reply,
Yeah I have had a look a linux virtual server before and pirana (which I
hate) I just cannot get my head around it. Linux virtual server seems
probally the best but I hope I don't run into many problems when I want a sun
or a freeBSD box added. The bigest problem fo r me is the many os's to cater
Antefacto looks cool BTW and yes Ken it is work related so there "may" be
cash in it for someone ;-)
Cool and Thanks
On Thursday 25 October 2001 5:34 am, you wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 10:28:47AM -0400, AJ McKee mentioned:
> > Hi all,
> > Hope everyone is well.
> > OK I was wondering what are the alternative to round robin DNS as a
> > method of load balancing a web server. I have done a nice google and the
> > results all seem to be indicating a third party "box".
> > However is there any open source or method of configuring linux to act as
> > a cluster management server and hece forward all request between various
> > machines with different operating systems but all running web servers?
>> There certainly are many ways of doing it. Us at antefacto sell a really
> cute box, based around linux & various open source software tools to do
> load balancing (and a few other things besides). Checkout the website.
>> However, if you don't have the budget, and have the time on your hands,
> you can look at www.linuxvirtualserver.org, where you can download the
> "ipvs" patches to linux. This will allow you to setup a linux box as a
> load balancer. However, it should be pointed out that this software can't
> be installed on the webservers themselves - you need a dedicated machine
> to be between the service users, and the servers.
>> You need a "monitoring" application to pool webservers ever few seconds,
> to make sure that they are still alive (and worth forwarding requests
> onto). I think www.linuxvirtualserver.org recommends "mon" (we thought it
> was cack, and wrote our own).
>> I've had no problem load balancing between a windows machine running IIS
> or apache, and a linux/apache box.
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