[ILUG] Load Balancing Over 2 Internet connections.
colm at stdlib.net
Mon Sep 5 23:53:31 IST 2005
On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 08:53:59PM +0100, Kiall Mac Innes wrote:
> Hi im running an IPCop server and have 2 different internet connections
> that i need to load balance.. and if one goes down, provide
> un-interupted connectivity. I dont mind switching from IPCop if its
> going to make this easier.
To do as you describe, you really need to get an AS number, and speak
BGP to your ISP's.
If you can accept the near-ability to be make outgoing connections
without interuption, and can tolerate connections dying when a
particular link does, you may be able to use policy routing.
Some lind of Layer 3 load balancing solution like a tc virtual interface
is probably what you need. See http://lartc.org/
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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