Re: [lvs-users] Exploring the possibility of using LVS as a gateway/rout

To: Amanpreet Singh <aps.sids@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [lvs-users] Exploring the possibility of using LVS as a gateway/router
Cc: lvs-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: wagner.ferenc@xxxxxxxxxxx (Ferenc Wágner)
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 07:52:05 +0200
Amanpreet Singh <aps.sids@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I'm curious to see if it can also work as a linux gateway/router, where
> instead of load balancing a specific service IP/port, it can route traffic
> based on routes in kernel routing table or otherwise.

The kernel does exactly that without LVS.

> The reason this interests me is that if this works with the DR method, it
> can theoretically reduce the load on a normal NAT gateway/router.

It isn't clear to me what you miss from the standard kernel routing.  If
you don't do NAT, you do DR.

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