Re: Problems with LVS

To: Nathan Polonski <Nathan.Polonski@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Problems with LVS
Cc: lvs-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Gavinet Michael <Michael.Gavinet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 16:24:22 +0200
I failed applying the patch on the kernel published by red hat too. 
This kernel seems to have been already patched for ipvs (with an older 
I recommand you to use a kernel downloaded from


> Nathan Polonski wrote:
> I'm having some troubles getting the Linux LVS stuff to work right. I'm 
> hoping that some of you guru's out there can
> lend a hand......
> I have setup a 5-node LVS cluster system using NAT.
> I have a primary and backup router and 3 real servers.
> All are running RedHat 6.2. The routers have been patched to the 2.2.16-3 
> kernel, however the ftpslaves remain at
> 2.2.14-5.
> I installed everything in accordance with the HOWTO provided on RedHat's 
> site, however I still do not have it up and
> running perfectly.
> I got things to the point where the LVS router could see the slaves, and the 
> slaves could ping the router.
> I got it so that machines on the public network would see the VIP for the 
> cluster and the slaves on the private
> network could see the aliased router VIP.
> The only problem is that I cannot connect to hosts on the public network from 
> hosts on the private network.
> Of course, I figured that a kernel update might help fix the problem. That is 
> when I updated the kernel on the routers
> to 2.2.16-3. That went off without a hitch. However, I found out that ipvs 
> needs a kernel patch to run properly on
> 2.2.16.
> However, when I ran the patch and tried to compile the kernel, there were all 
> kinds of errors. It seems like the patch
> does not apply itself properly.
> So, here's my question: Has anyone else run into similar difficulties? I'm 
> relatively new at this Linux stuff, but I'm
> learning pretty fast. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will forward 
> any of the config files that are
> necessary. I just figured that this post was long enough as it is.
> Thank you in advance,
> Nate
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