[unisog] Dell LoadBalancer's?

Gary Flynn flynngn at jmu.edu
Thu Mar 20 13:59:13 GMT 2003

Steve Bernard wrote:
> I'm curious, does anyone know of a free, open source load balancing 
> solution that provides something more than simple round-robin request 
> redirection? I'd love to find a usable, free lb tool but, plain vanilla 
> round-robin redirection is too simplistic. There don't seem to be any 
> tools for tasks like client IP pass-through, connection multiplexing, 
> SSL offload, cookie/token insertion, weighting of nodes or pools, 
> health/availability checking, advanced load balancing methods, Layer 7 
> decision making capability, a bridging-mode, or the tools to manage 
> everything effectively. I'm aware of individual capabilities within 
> Apache, Tomcat, and Squid to balance HTTP requests using various 
> methods, and of using round-robin DNS as well but, none of these provide 
> what I consider to be an "enterprise" load-balancer.


We're using Piranha here for some tasks. It doesn't have
everything you're looking for but it may be a start.


Gary Flynn
Security Engineer - Technical Services
James Madison University

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