From: Smith, Graham - Computing Technician (Graham.Smith at domain it-tallaght.ie)
Date: Fri 06 Sep 2002 - 14:03:02 IST
Its pretty versatile and should be able to do what you
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From: Dermot Buckley [mailto:derbuck at domain eircom.net]
Sent: 06 September 2002 13:42
To: Irish LUG
Subject: [ILUG] Web proxy server with failover
I'm looking for some suggestions for a failover/proxy service I would like
to setup up. We will be hosting a number of sites (9 initially, and all
capable of running on the same server) which will be running on two
identical servers. I would like to put a proxy between them and the web,
1. Do load balancing
2. Handle failover
3. Offer protection (servers are iis5 and I trust linux to handle
better than any 2k machine).
Unfortunately there is some session level stuff on the sites, so user
sessions would have to stay with the server they started with.
The setup I am thinking of will look like this (forgive poor ascii art):
Web server 1 Web server 2 ... (maybe more)
(The machine I'm talking about is 'Linux Proxy').
Is there a (preferably free) linux tool that will do this for me? This
setup is by no means rigid, I'm open to other ways of doing this.
Help greatly appreciated,
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