On Tue, 25 Apr 2006, Dan Sully wrote:
Thanks. The suggestion by Jacob Reif is simple, and it
works. However, requests don't actually get load balanced,
since you're just looping back to the local machine.
the original request was load balanced, so in some way the
secondary request is load balanced too. I'll admit it's not
perfect, but it works.
The suggestion by Graeme Fowler with the mangle rule and
lo:0 alias on each real server appears more robust and is
what I want to have happen, unfortunately it doesn't work.
I've been trying without success to get a better write up of
what goes on there. I don't have the whole story
Trying that solution, if I have my ldirectord.conf set to
'gate', I never see packets from the real server hit the
local director. If I set it to 'masq', I have the same
initial issue - packets get sent to a real server, but
because the ack comes back from an unexpected src, the
packet is dropped.
hmm, there's probably some iptables rules involved then. If
you can scan for the original postings and work out what
they did, let us know.
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