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Date:      Thu, 22 Jan 2009 20:40:27 +0100
From:      Roger Olofsson <240olofsson@telia.com>
To:        Buck Jones <buck@bvminc.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: looking for a fail over system
Message-ID:  <4978CBAB.3030806@telia.com>
In-Reply-To: <49778FCC.8010506@bvminc.com>
References:  <49778FCC.8010506@bvminc.com>

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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 
(/usr/ports/net/freevrrpd).

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

The third approach would be using dns - providing you run your own dns, 
you could do simple round-robin 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_robin_DNS).

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

/R






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