Re: [load balancing] Cookie Persistence

From: David Miller <syslog [izzat]>
Date: Wed Mar 28 2007 - 10:16:54 EDT

Malcolm wrote:
> David,
> As I said cookies in the application + session id in the URL as well
> if you want,
> with all data in a fast persistent back end storage.

Ahh, now that's a luxury I don't have. The servers behind my LB need
external persistence control because they store session data locally (in
memory). "poorly designed" and "legacy" would seem to apply from the LB
admin perspective, and from a scalability perspective as taking out/down
a server by definition breaks existing sessions.

--- David

> Using a load balancer for persistence is a cheap band aid solution to
> an application problem.
> I think that's what Ben meant by "poorly designed" and "legacy"...

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