[lvs-users] Failover solution for Shorewall Firewall

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Subject: [lvs-users] Failover solution for Shorewall Firewall
From: Kaushal Shriyan <kaushalshriyan@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 09:29:40 +0530

I got the below reply from the shorewall firewall mailing list.

>From my own experiment for failover solution (not loadbalancing), it's much
better for you to >play with keepalived, rather than linux HA. Reason: linux
HA tends to put the virtual IP on >aliased interface; where keepalived puts
on the real interface. It's just a bit simpler to configure >in shorewall.
And with keepalived, you can have shorewall runs on both nodes, while with
linux >HA you have to make sure shorewall is turned on/off as the failover
kicks in (I may be wrong in >this).

Is there a Howto to setup failover solution for shorewall firewall
using linux-ha or keepalived
and also is there a mailing list for end users to discuss about keepalived.


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