Re: [load balancing] L3 capable load balancers?

From: Alex Samonte (asamonteIZZATsitesmith.com)
Date: Thu Nov 23 2000 - 20:56:52 EST


On Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 12:33:20AM -0000, Will Jones wrote:
> many L4 switches provide this mechanism - they just all call it something
> different
>
> eg.
> Alteon -- direct-server return
> Foundry -- direct cache-server return
> RadWare -- Triangulation

radware's triangulation is something entirely different.
It's much more akin to arrowpoints packet encapsulation stuff (or i should
say the other way around since radware had this functionality first).

direct server return is more a function of the servers, not the
load balancers. All you are doing is binding to the VIP on the
web servers and not sending the return traffic through the LB.

-Alex



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