[Ukfreebsd] load balancing

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 17:18:11 GMT 2011

On 5 January 2011 17:09, Pete French <pete at twisted.org.uk> wrote:
> So, has anybody got any experinece of using FreebSD as a firewall/loadbalancer
> at all ? I currently have a lot of boxes behind a very nice set of
> Coyote Equalisers (irnoncly, FreebSD based themselves), but I am wanting to
> move to a situation where I just have a pair of BSD boxes running carp and
> doing the load balancing. Mainly so when I go to some nice people to
> rent some rackspace I dont have to pay for an extra 6 U!
> I found relayd in ports - has anybody tried using that ?

You're better off running OpenBSD if you want to use anything which
originates from there e.g PF, openbgpd/osfpg, relayd
That way you'll be running the most up to date supported versions of
those components & wont be relying on the maintainer for fixes.


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