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Date:      Thu, 22 Jan 2009 20:40:27 +0100
From:      Roger Olofsson <>
To:        Buck Jones <>
Subject:   Re: looking for a fail over system
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Buck Jones skrev:
> MY web server just died and It's taking some time to get back up . I 
> want to find a fail over device so when one computer dies another 
> automatically takes over. of course letting me know this happened would 
> be a good thing too.
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Hello Buck,

I have been using some approaches over the years.

One is a hot/cold failover like carp only I used freevrrpd 

The second one is a simple loadbalancer called pen (/usr/ports/net/pen 
( hit the 'More stuff' link).

The third approach would be using dns - providing you run your own dns, 
you could do simple round-robin 

The easiest one, providing you have a mirror of your web server would 
probably be pen.


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