[sclug] Load balancing

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Wed Aug 6 12:19:08 UTC 2008

On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Matt Dainty wrote:

> * Alex Butcher <lug at assursys.co.uk> [2008-08-05 22:49:49]:
>> On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, n.a.haughton at bigfoot.com wrote:
>>>> If you need stateful tracking of web applications, I suspect you're out
>>>> of luck without looking at things like F5's BIG-IP product range.
>>> I was having a look at Pound today, which puports to be a lightweight load
>>> balancer that should just work, so it looks ideal.
>> Indeed; and I'm happy to be corrected that there are more sophisticated Free
>> load balancers than I was previously aware of.
> The main one in Linux is the IPVS stuff, you just use the ipvsadm(8)
> command to set up the pool. I can't remember offhand, but I'm sure it
> handles persistent connections for SSL, etc.

The point I was making was that the USP for Pound appears to be persistent
HTTP(s) sessions via cookies and/or URLs, as distinct from pure IP-level

> Matt

Best Regards,
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