Re: [fw-wiz] Re: External Load Balancing

From: Antonio Varni (
Date: 01/12/05

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    To: Roger Marquis <>
    Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:09:21 -0800

    On Sat, 8 Jan 2005 11:17:38 -0800 (PST), Roger Marquis
    <> wrote:
    > > Sweet Jeebus!- don't go with F5! Their performance numbers are nowhere =
    > > near what they claim to be (in my experience). Just waaaay too many =
    > > exceptions to the rule.
    > Big/ip is really a different animal, designed for DNS-based load
    > balancing across physically remote networks.

    Ummm, I think you're referring to their 3DNS product.
    I hear that the smart folks over at UltraDNS also provide an automated
    DNS based failover solution as well. About 3 years ago I set up a
    active/active LVS based load balancing solution for a company. I hear
    that it's been up for 3 years handling tons of traffic with no
    problems. Throw in a little scripting for dynamic weighting -- and
    you've got a pretty flexible load balancer.

    > If you don't mind delegating DNS, and need to balance across colos,
    > F5 is most popular tool for the job. If you're balancing within a
    > single colo or comm closet, however, get a Foundry.
    > --
    > Roger Marquis
    > Roble Systems Consulting
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