[buug] hardware load balancing vs software

johnd john at jjdev.com
Tue Aug 31 17:51:40 PDT 2004

our system (hardware and software) knows not to send traffic to boxes
that our down 

if I did this and a server went down, bind would still give the ip
out and teh client would get a error

On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 07:40:15PM -0500, Neal Samarakkody wrote:
> John de la Garza wrote:
> >I'm not asking if we should use tomcat or apache
> >
> >Im asking if we should use a hardware loadbalancer or apache to load 
> >balance
> >
> >apache will be used regardless
> the easiest way to do load balancing between webservers is to have dns 
> do the work.  having the same name like www point to different ip's will 
> cause dns to cycle through the list of ip's for a certain name as 
> requests arrive.  actually, this is the manner in which bind behaves.  i 
> am assuming most other dns daemons behave similarly.
> so you do not need a hardware load balancer or apache to do load balancing.
> ~rushan

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