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From "António Rafael Paiva" <a20...@alunos.det.ua.pt>
Subject Re: AW: [users@httpd] clustering
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2003 08:28:16 GMT
> Hi !
> 
> The point: mod_backhand would transfer load to "backend" 
> servers, while only 2 servers are accessible to the 
> network.

Have you tried to do load balancing with the DNS server.
I know that BIND supports this and should work with any 
type of server you have.
For more information try the "BIND9 Administrator 
Reference Manual" (search on the net).

Regards,
Rafael

> If anyone knows about other solutions, tell me. 
> Otherwise I wil have a look at these external 
> load-balance-solutions...
> 
> thanks anyway. jhh
> 
> Buy a load balancer.
> 
> Or there is also general purpose load balancing 
> software, I looked at 
> this stuff a year or two ago, but I recall there being a 
> Linux Kernel 
> module that would do load balancing, as well as a 
> Daemon.  I don't 
> remember what they were called or anything...but just do 
> a google 
> search for "[your platform] load balancing".  I'm sure 
> you'll find 
> something.
> 
> 
> >Hi folks !
> >
> >Right now we are using Apache 1.3. We are using 
> >mod_backhand to 
> >loadbalance requests. We've got 2-3 frontend-servers, 
> >via 
> >mod_backhand load/requests is transfered to 
> >"backend"-servers, which 
> >are not connected to the outside.
> >
> >Obviously mod_backhand is not being developed for Apache 
> >2, are 
> >there any alternatives ?
> >
> >thanks, Jan-Hendrik
> 

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António Rafael C. Paiva
Electronics and Telecommunications Dep.
Aveiro University

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