[Ukfreebsd] load balancing

Simon Dick simond at irrelevant.org
Wed Jan 5 17:37:56 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!

Haven't tried doing it by hand, but I have used pfSense (FreeBSD
based) in a CARP setup in production with absolutely no problems. It
has an haproxy package, but I've not had a reason to try that yet.

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