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Old 01-15-2003, 06:26 PM   #1
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Network load balancing??

I have two 1Mbit cable modems i want to connect to my LAN via some kind of router. I have no trouble setting up one modem and accessing the internet from all my local machines thrue that modem. But since I am a greedy bastard, and always looking for more bandwidth I want to use both. So somekind of load balancing or network bonding seams like a solution, but i have no experiance with stuff like this... =(
Any idéas??

Old 01-21-2003, 07:01 AM   #2
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One way is to use outward firewall rules, separating different services to either cable.

You can use source addresses, MAC addresses, port numbers, protocols, time of day etc to select from.
Here is a tutorial to start from.

The netfilter site also has quite a few "patch-o-matic" choices for pseudo load balancing using iptables rules and kernel patches,
such as outward connections alternating between each of the cables.
Old 01-21-2003, 03:29 PM   #3
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But i guess it would only loadbalance per session. Not within a FTP-session for example.. But either way i'am greatful.
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for loadbalancing check

And maybe it would take of some load if you configure squid.


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