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Old 01-22-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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webdelegater like program

does anyone know if linux has a program like this one? or can I do this with linux?
Old 01-22-2011, 09:36 PM   #2
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The term is "web farm".

The concept was *invented* on Linux/Unix.

And most non-trivially large sites in the world use it; and most of those are in fact running Apache on Linux/Unix. For example:

... or ...

... or (at the complete opposite end of the spectrum ...


If all you want is loadbalancing, the easiest way would the DNS Round Robin.

just create to A name records for the domain, like: IN A IN A

This will hand out the ip's in round robin fashion to the clients

But this is not fault-tolerant. If you NEED fault-tolerance the best and easiest option is a hardware loadbalancer, but if you NEED fault-tolerance you need two, and two cross-connected switches ...

So, if all you need is loadbalancing, DNS Roundrobin is your friend!

So the short answer is "Sure. Yes. Of course."

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:02 AM   #3
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puppy sounds like what I need, Though I am a little confused. puppy sounds more like a os more then an app. If so there is the advantage of having a good working example to build a debian version from. Thanks be back after I check it out.


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