Re: [load balancing] Verisign and Load Balancers

From: KJ & JC Salchow (salchowIZZATfrontiernet.net)
Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 17:23:52 EST

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Leonid Stavnitser" <Leonid.StavnitserIZZAToracle.com>
    To: <lb-lIZZATvegan.net>
    Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 1:57 PM
    Subject: Re: [load balancing] Verisign and Load Balancers

    > The work around with F5 BigIPs could be the use of SSL accelerator. It's
    a PCI
    > card which can be plugged in the BigIP motherboard. It takes care of SSL
    > encryption/decription and does it much faster than a web server would do.
    Also
    > it allows you to keep only one copy of the private key and certificate
    file,
    > which minimizes administration overhead. The accelerator card supports
    SSL
    > certificates generated for most webservers ( I believe with exception of
    IIS )
    > and you can always mix and match scenarios on where you do SSL processing
    (
    > either on BigIP or on servers).
    >

    Plus, the BIG-IP configsync command will copy both the keys and the certs to
    the standby BIG-IP so they stay completely synchronized ready to handle a
    failure. :-)

    Ken



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