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Date:      Wed, 12 Apr 2006 14:46:19 -0700
From:      Bill Fumerola <>
To:        Gilberto Villani Brito <>
Subject:   Re: Load-balancing
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20060411092932.42148fd8@giboia>
References:  <20060411092932.42148fd8@giboia>

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On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:29:32AM -0300, Gilberto Villani Brito wrote:
> I would make load-balancing using ipfw, but I have 2 routers in the same interface:
> FreeBSD ( -------> GW1 ( (63%)
>                             |--> GW2 ( (33%)
> How can I make load-balancing using ipfw???
> I'm using pf (pass out on em0 route-to (em0 round-robin from any to any keep state probability 33%), but I would like use just one firewall.

the same concept you're using applies to ipfw:

# ipfw add prob 0.33 fwd 200.x.x.2 ip from any to any

or if you have multiple interfaces:

# ipfw add prob 0.33 fwd 200.x.x.2 ip from any to any xmit em0

any laziness-induced syntax errors i've made notwithstanding those should
work fine. remember to compile IPFIREWALL_FORWARD and enable ip forwarding.

-- bill

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