Re: Load balancing

Lucas (lvaldeon@capgemini.es)
Mon, 13 Dec 1999 09:35:42 +0100


Hi,

Ive the same scenario. Is it posible to send all ftp-traffic by the
64K channel and the rest by the 128K ????

How ???

"Ian C.Sison" wrote:
>
> Check out equal cost multipath, a kernel 2.2 advanced routing option. It will
> allow you to set multiple default routes which the kernel will round-robin
> depending on the weights you give them. You need the IPROUTE2 package to do
> this BTW.
>
> Actually determining which link has the heavier load is the job of scripts you
> should do to monitor bandwidth, and modify the routing table accordingly, and
> is left as an exercise to the reader \8)
>
> On Mon, 13 Dec 1999, Thomas Kuehne wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I have two the following network set-up:
> >
> > / /
> > /_ 64 kbps /_ 128 kbps
> > / /
> > / /
> > |----| |----|
> > | A | | B |
> > |----| |----|
> > \ /
> > \ /
> > \ /
> > \ /
> > \ /
> > |----|
> > | C |
> > |----|
> > |
> > |
> > LAN
> >
> > 'A' ist a Linux box, which is throug a 64 k satellite link connected to
> > the Internet, 'B' is another Linux box, which is throug a 128 k
> > satellite link connected to the Internet. 'C' is a third Linux box,
> > which is supposed to be the gateway for the LAN. How can I aggregate the
> > two connections from 'A' and 'B' into one in 'C'? How do I have to
> > set-up 'C', such that it does a load balancing beween 'A' and 'B'. E.g.
> > if 'A' is under heavy load, automatically switches to 'B' and vice
> > versa?
> >
> > Thanks for your help
> > -Thomas
> > -
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