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From Graham Leggett <minf...@sharp.fm>
Subject Re: [proxy] New implementation ready for testing
Date Mon, 16 Aug 2004 21:53:31 GMT
Jeffrey Burgoyne wrote:

> The first one is this method as prescribed above does not seem to have a
> failover mechanism, i.e. if connection to one server fails, then the next
> in line is tried. This is quite important for mission critical
> installations.

> The second is that while pure randomness is better than nothing, some
> weighting system has significant advantages. The first one, from my
> perspective, is the ability to define a back end primary and secondary
> service. For example, if I could weight one server at 100 and another at
> 0, then the primary server would always be called, unless it went down and
> then the secondary server would be called.

In theory the proxy balancer should do the above for you. Can you give 
the new httpd v2.1 proxy code a test to see if it works?

Regards,
Graham
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