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From Jacqui Caren <jacqui.ca...@ntlworld.com>
Subject Re: SV: Re: [users@httpd] Distributed Web Server
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2006 12:31:32 GMT
Pid wrote:
> Hardward load balancing is when you use specific types of network
> equipment which present a single external interface while directing
> traffic evenly between the servers behind it.
> 
> Software does the same, but you'd install it on a server acting as a
> front controller.  You can use the mod_proxy & mod_proxy_balancer Apache
> modules for this.

Or you use openmosix and make a pool of boxes act as a single server
image with apache forked processes being distributed across the pool.

The pool is self balancing and the management console is flashy
enough to impress PHB's. :-0

Jacqui

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