Re: [load balancing] F5 kernel source mods released

From: Bill Whitson
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 19:10:38 EST

Before anyone gets too excited, the modifications to the GPL licensed code
will not provide you with a working load-balancer, or anything remotely
close. The majority of the traffic processing in BIG-IP version 9.x is
handled by the traffic management microkernel, which is unique code.

Sorry, you can't hack together your own version of BIG-IP ;).

Bill Whitson
Solutions Engineer

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Mobile: 206-604-7048


On 3/8/05 1:29 AM, "Hamie" <hamish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> F5 (Manufacturers of the BigIP load balancers) have released their
> modified kernel sources & any other bits that are obliged under the GPL
> for their Linux (2.4.21 it looks like) based version 9.x of bigIP. If
> customers wish to get hold of the sources, then there is a solution note
> on theoir website with instructions on how to get the code.
> I haven't tried compiling it yet to see that it's complete, but if
> anyone would like it uploaded somewhere for playing with let me know.
> Hamish Marson.
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