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Old 09-24-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
Sector_Banana
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Pound load balancer service not starting on Debian 6


Hey all,

I'm attempting to configure my Debian 6 installation as a load balancer with pound. I wish to have it load balance traffic to two backend web servers.

After looking up quite a few tutorials I've configured everything correctly from what I can tell but when I go to start Pound using the command 'service pound start' it gives me the message 'failed!'.

I've edited the /etc/default/pound file and changed 'startup=0' to 'startup=1' but the service still fails to start.

All my installations are virtual machines in VMware.

I not sure what config files you guys would want to see, so let me know and I'll post them.

Any help on getting past this problem will be really appreciated.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 03:02 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

More important when troubleshooting something is what's found in the log(s). Did you check your /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog and any particular log that pound might be using for errors when starting pound? Open an extra terminal and tail the logfile(s) with:
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tail -f /var/log/messages /var/log/syslog
and start the service again. If pound has its own log configured, then open that one in the tail command to. Post any relevant error messages here. Just 'failed' says nothing.

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 09-25-2011, 05:28 AM   #3
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Cheers for the response,

I did check my logs and didn't see any error messages from pound in there.

After spending a few hours trying to troubleshoot I gave up on that VM and created a new one with a fresh install of the debian and pound. I followed the same set on instructions and right now everything seems to be working.

I must have messed up some small crucial detail on my first go.

Once again thanks for the response I didn't know of that 'tail' command you told me, I'll make sure I use it for any future troubleshooting.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 05:52 AM   #4
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Hi,

Glad you've got a solution. If it works now with the same instruction set you used before then is most likely like you said, something slipped through the mazes the first time. Thanks for marking the thread as solved. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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