Load Balancing in Linux

Load Balancing in Linux

Post by Paul Davie » Fri, 19 Mar 1999 04:00:00



Are there any Load Balancing solutions with Linux?

I am running a webserver hosted on two servers running Linux and want to
ensure that they are load balanced.

Thanks

Paul

 
 
 

Load Balancing in Linux

Post by Tom Evan » Fri, 19 Mar 1999 04:00:00



> I am running a webserver hosted on two servers running Linux and want to
> ensure that they are load balanced.

This is done by having multiple entries in the DNS database
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Tom Evans
All disclaimers apply...

 
 
 

Load Balancing in Linux

Post by Paul Davie » Fri, 19 Mar 1999 04:00:00


So it's done automatically - i.e. so Linux knows when a server is over
loaded and to feed a task to the other server?


>> I am running a webserver hosted on two servers running Linux and want to
>> ensure that they are load balanced.
>This is done by having multiple entries in the DNS database
>--
>Tom Evans
>All disclaimers apply...

 
 
 

Load Balancing in Linux

Post by James Youngma » Fri, 19 Mar 1999 04:00:00



> Are there any Load Balancing solutions with Linux?

> I am running a webserver hosted on two servers running Linux and
> want to ensure that they are load balanced.

Just arrange your DNS like this:-

$ORIGIN foo.com
www                     IN A 199.1.1.1      ; first machine
www                     IN A 199.1.1.2      ; second machine

The addresses will be served to callers in a round-robin fashion.
That is, a random client will be given one of these two addresses when
they ask for "www.foo.com".  

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1. balance 2.33 - a simple tcp proxy with load balancing and failover

I'm pleased to announce balance 2.33

Balance is a simple but powerful generic tcp proxy with round
robin load balancing and failover mechanisms. Its behaviour
can be controlled at runtime using a simple command line syntax.

Balance succesfully runs at least on Linux(386), Linux(Itanium),
FreeBSD, BSD/OS and Solaris.

Balance is Open Source Software and released under GPL licensing
terms and may be downloaded at sourceforge:

  http://balance.sourceforge.net

Balance 2.33 is mainly a bugfixing release.

Enjoy !

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Thomas Obermair
Inlab Software GmbH

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