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.
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