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Old 10-02-2006, 12:36 AM   #1
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Question Load Balancing

Dear All,

I am very new with this, I am running squid with transparent proxy on my FC1, my FC1 is also as client's gateway, my FC1 has 2 NICs .. Eth0 and Eth1 .. how to load balancing? .. for Internet browsing service should be taken on Eth0 and for other services such as port
25, 110, 21, 389, 53 etc .. should be taken on Eth1 ..

is it possible?

please help

Thanks a lot in advance

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Check the links in this post for possible help.

Never done anything that specfic but I would think that if the iptables is configured to allow the ports to eth1 and not eth0 then that would be a start. Routing it back out may be a issue. If you get it configured please post an article on the subject here for help to others.

Old 10-03-2006, 02:00 AM   #3
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Regarding to my thread above, is it possible to manage NIC to this rule below:

Incoming request should be taken on Eth0
Outgoing package should be taken on Eth1

So the scenario should be as follow:

any Incoming Internet browsing request received on Eth0 and forward to Eth1
any Incoming smtp request recieved on Eth0 and forward the package to mail server by using to Eth1 ..

Is it possible? ..


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You can use bonding to tie the two i/f together but to be any use your switch must also support it. Cisco calls this etherchanneling, Nortel calls it a trunking.

If BW is an isue its often much simpler to stick a GE in.


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