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Old 12-22-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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SFTP/load-balancing/round robin help.


Hello,

A friend and I both have SFTP setup using Ubuntu Server 9.10 with jail chroot set up. We are using FileZilla to connect to our individual servers, but we want to combined are internet connections to have a faster upload (client will connect to both Site A and B at the same time using two IPs) because we are at two different physical locations a few miles away from each other.

I have spent a good 60+ hours googling, posting on forums, and had little resolve, and my head is aching. :P

Now I'm not sure we have to use BIND(9) round robin, set up a cluster, IP-spraying or get some kind of load-balancing software or what.

Note: We can't afford the nice Cisco routers to do this for their awesomeness is too much.

We would like to add more servers down the road.

Any links to tutorials/tips are appreciated.

JP
 
Old 12-22-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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Are you sure that FTP can connect to 2 different servers and download the same file from both of them?

For me it is more like "private file sharing network" with 2 nodes.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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Ya think p2p.

As far as i'm aware of FTP can work as you say "can connect to 2 different servers and download the same file from both of them."

From the load of reading I've done.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
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we want to combined are internet connections to have a faster upload (client will connect to both Site A and B at the same time using two IPs)
Whichever way you go, you won't be able to achieve this. Load balancing and clustering will still only provide connections 1:1 not 1:2. It may be possible with LVS but you would need the hosts/nodes to have access to shared storage.

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Old 12-22-2009, 06:41 PM   #5
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Are you HIV Positive sure it isn't possible? I know web servers can do it.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 08:23 PM   #6
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So if I'm using your service and I upload a file to 2 places at once, which bits of the file will be on server_1 and which bits on server_2 ? ... and how would you recombine them to make a valid file ?

Try reading up on clustering and you'll get an idea of what's involved

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