On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 12:14:45AM +0000, Paul O'Malley mentioned:
>> yes I would prefer hardware but sometimes you don't get to choose so
> three questions,
> if one were to do it with software
> 1) anyone use this -> backhand
> 2) what were your opinions
> 3) (a) if you use something else what is it?
> (b) what do you think of it?
ipvs is a nice little solution also. You can run it in Direct Routing
mode, or in NAT mode (so you can get the load balancer to do some
It works really well, it needs a separate machine, and it does the job.
Another solution, which looks cute and has a web interface is SRRD.
It's the kinda solution someone that loves playing with wonderful
software would use. I've not used it myself, but intend to. It does load
balancing/redundancy for *everything* from webservers to default route
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