Re: [lvs-users] Fallback directive in ldirectord - what does it actually

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Subject: Re: [lvs-users] Fallback directive in ldirectord - what does it actually do?
From: Simon Oxwell <s.oxwell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 15:31:53 +0800
Simon Horman wrote:
>> So, what is it that I've got misconfigured? Or is it a case of not 
>> understanding what it is that the fallback directive actually does in 
>> this case?
> Can you try setting apache to listen on
> The connections from end-users should have that as their source IP address
> and port at the time that they are received by apache.

Yep, I can do that, and that works, but I'm not understanding why it 
works, particularly as it doesn't seem to matter what port I set in the 
in fallback directive - works just as well as

Is it that ipvs passes the packet through the kernel 'normally' (not 
quite sure of the correct terminology) when the server-address is 
localhost, rather than rewriting/forwarding the packet when it gets 
picked up on the INPUT chain?


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