Re: [lvs-users] Virtual IP for LVS

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Subject: Re: [lvs-users] Virtual IP for LVS
Cc: Jean-Baptiste Molle <jbmolle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
From: David Coulson <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:19:20 -0400
On 7/18/12 7:58 AM, Jean-Baptiste Molle wrote:
> Should I buy an IP address to my ISP and assign this address as VIP?
Depends on your environment. If that is where you get public IPs from, 
then yes.
> Let say that VIP is associated to When a client types 
> in his browser, he will go directly to my VIP (provided by 
> the ISP).
> How does the system knows it has to redirect the request to the LVS Director?

LVS hooks into netfilter - If you have a matching LVS service, it will 
be handled by LVS.
> Does the LVS Director IP has to be on the same subnet as the VIP?
No, however the VIP much be reachable from whatever network your clients 
are coming from.


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