[Ukfreebsd] load balancing

Carsten Heesch carsten at heesch.me.uk
Wed Jan 5 17:51:41 GMT 2011


Hi Pete,


I'm running FreeBSD with pf/pfsync and haproxy in production environments. 
Has been working very well and stable. 
Failover is managed by heartbeat here. But you could as well use carp. 

http://haproxy.1wt.eu/


Cheers
C.


On 5 Jan 2011, at 17:09, Pete French 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 ?
> 
> cheers,
> 
> -pete.
> 
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