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Date:      Fri, 6 Nov 2009 16:51:52 +0100
From:      no name <britneyfreek@googlemail.com>
To:        Kevin <k@kevinkevin.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-pf@freebsd.org" <freebsd-pf@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Question about round robin
Message-ID:  <-3431979369893017739@unknownmsgid>
In-Reply-To: <00a201ca5ef6$7a4f3ee0$6eedbca0$@com>
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i am not quite sure but i assume pf does no availabililtty checks as
responses from systems behind an address might take too long...

- regards

Am 06.11.2009 um 16:34 schrieb "Kevin" <k@kevinkevin.com>:

> Hello,
>
>
>
> I am curious about simple round robin load balancing w/ PF. I see
> how simple
> it is to setup within the FreeBSD configuration file, but have a
> fairly
> simple question.
>
> Does PF detect if one of the addresses in the "pool" is not
> responsive? Or
> does it just blindly send traffic to all the addresses in the pool
> regardless? Is there some sort of heartbeat functionality or status
> check
> perhaps? Has anyone accomplished something along these lines? Load
> balancing
> would be pretty useless if I couldn't take a server out of the pool
> without
> having to re-configure PF every time.
>
>
> Any comments are appreciated!
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Kevin
> www.stardothosting.com
>
>
>
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