Re: [load balancing] Alteon and Firewall load balancing...

From: Richard Golding (
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 13:42:03 EDT


Yes experienced the same. Found to be due to URL worm checking process
of Smart Defense. Try disabing the feature (just worm checking not Smart
Defense globally) to prove issue does not lie with Alteons.



>>> 07/01/04 15:28 PM >>>


I am doing FLB with 2 alteons on top and 2 down...And I am using
Nokia+CKP NG as firewall. When I turn on SynDefender on firewall my drop
rate increases dramatically due to syn defense. Firewall assumes most of
the requests syn attack and rejects the connections..

The log entry on firewall is, "SmartDefense warning syn-->syn

I have talked to checpoint they mentioned that this could be because of
the alteon behaviour when doing load balancing. Anybody has ever
encountered such a problem....And how can I prevent it?


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