Can LVS do this?

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Subject: Can LVS do this?
From: "Gre7g Luterman" <gre7g@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 10:46:57 -0600
A friend and I are trying to grow a struggling-little-shoestring-
budget-net-business.  We're trying to position ourselves so that we 
can handle larger numbers of clients, but are finding that the least 
impressive part is our internet service providers.

We have solid hardware running FreeBSD, Apache, and Mysql off of a 
business grade DSL line.  But there are times when our ISP gets 
bottlenecked and even though our server is sitting on its thumbs, 
waiting for requests, the clients are not getting good response time.

What I would like to do is set up N systems located in different 
places with different ISPs and then set up some sort of external 
monitor that can watch them and direct traffic... balance traffic not 
only based on load but on performance.  Is this something that LVS 
can do?

I've looked at the drawings on, 
and they all seem to have a single point of failure on the network 
drop.  Additionally, they seem to route traffic through a single 
location (even if there are redundant managers at that location).

Does anyone out there know (and hopefully can explain it in small 
words as I am new at LVS) a way to improve our immunity to crappy net 


Gre7g Luterman   gre7g@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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