Re: round robin DNS and WWW servers

Brian Behlendorf wrote:
# On Fri, 17 Mar 1995, LaCoursiere J. D. wrote:
# > I am anticipating a heavy load for our internal WWW server.  Has anyone
# > experimented with Bind's round robin feature to load balance local web
# > traffic?  I have in mind setting up two or three identical web servers
# > and giving them all the same name in DNS, using th eround robin feature
# > to distribute the load...
# It works very well for us (www.hotwired.com is one of two different 
# machines).  We do this more for redundancy than because the load is too 
# heavy - one machine (we're using Indy R4400's) could probably handle the 
# load if it wasn't also being used as a workstation.  I know NCSA does 
# this as well.

On a similar note, say you wanted to always have users go to a single
machine, BUT in case that server were to go down, would there be any way
to 'automagically' redirect WWW requests to a backup server?

So, basically, I was wondering if there's a way to enable a secondary
server ONLY if the first one was unavailable.

# 	Brian
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