Re: Load Balancing over several interfaces

From: Karl Schaffarczyk <>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 98 07:15:18 +1000

>Karl Schaffarczyk wrote:
>> Is there any way in which squid can be made to use one outgoing
>> IP address until the 128k link is saturated, and then use another
>> outgoing IP for requests over that saturation point?
>> Does anyone have any ideas for implementing something like this?
>2. A deamon that plays with the routing entries based on network load.
>If 128k link not saturated then use a default route that causes the
>Squid machine to use the appropriate address, and if this is saturated
>then change the routing table to use the other address.
>3. Similar to 2 but coded in Squid.

the difficulty is this... the outgoing requests all go via the 2Mb link..
the source IP dictates the return path.
Thus, to alter the routing, one must change the outgoing address.

Does anyone have any good ideas on implementation of such a daemon? If a
patch could be written for something like this, then it would prove
*very* popular in Australia, where Telstra Internet charge ridiculous
prices for bandwidth.

Received on Sun Oct 11 1998 - 14:16:52 MDT

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