RE: Redundancy

From: Donovan Baarda <>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 10:14:13 +1100 (EST)

On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Armistead, Jason wrote:

> Hi there
> I've been watching the "redundancy" e-mails fly across the list. Here
> is my $0.02.
> Now, if you want REAL redundancy, then maybe an OpenVMS port of Squid
> would be useful. The supplied TCP/IP stack on new AlphaServers is
> Digital's UCX, which can support "cluster aliasing" of IP addresses.
> i.e. many machines share one IP address. There are two modes, the first
> is round-robin, kind of like DNS, but it's decided on purely by the
> machines, so the clients remain blissfully unaware, and the second is a
> load-balanced implementation, where the computed load metric determines
> which machine is assigned the control of the cluster IP address.
Hmmm, I wonder if anyone is working on putting this sort of feature into

Received on Thu Nov 06 1997 - 15:17:52 MST

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