[ILUG] Linux and level 4 switches
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Wed Feb 7 19:18:41 GMT 2001
On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 06:40:43PM +0000, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> WE had a presentation from the Cisco/Arrowpoint people a few months back -
> from what they said, you couldn't use them to simply redirect TCP traffic
> (eg switch SMTP connections over multiple servers).
> When pressed on this they said that if thats what we wanted to do we needed
> to use a different product from the Cisco range.
To wit, the local director. I've worked with these - nice boxes, and a bit
like Ronseal "does exactly what it says on the box". You can put two in and
they've a dedicated heartbeat link, so you get a reliable load sharing
system, if your pocket's deep enough.
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