Matthias Krauss <MKrauss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> Hello List,
> finaly i turned on our lvs on our entire plattform and it didnt
> took long till the phone rings by aol people, they are switching
> between their own proxys with the result that the targed web
> will be different but we need it persitant.
> Did anybody of you dealed with this issue ?
Well, this is a generic problem. The persistency netmask feature might help
you, in exchange for lower granularity of the load balancing, but it shouldn't
matter on a larger scale; however, all AOL users will then likely hit the same
webserver. Oh, well.
It just goes on to show that IP addresses are unsuitable to identify a single
user ;-) Real fix would be to use layer7 switching based on the URL or a
cookie, even; alternatively, you could make your application less dependent on
persistence, for example by storing your session data in a global cache/db,
which would also make it easier for you to preserve sessions when a single
Lars Marowsky-Brée <lmb@xxxxxxx>
SuSE Labs - Research & Development, SuSE Linux AG
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