Software DNS hghi availability and load balancer solution

Charles N Wyble charles at knownelement.com
Tue Jan 18 18:39:29 CST 2011


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On 01/18/2011 04:01 PM, david raistrick wrote:
> 
>> On 01/18/2011 09:42 AM, Sergey Voropaev wrote:
>>> Does any one know software sollutions (free is preferable) like as
>>> cisco GSS
>>> and F5 BIG-IP? The main point is that DNS-server (or dns server
>>> plugin) must
>>> be able to monitor server availability (for example by TCP connect)
>>> and from
>>> DNS-reply depends on it.
>>>
> 
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2011, Charles N Wyble wrote:
>>
>> Ha-proxy and linux virtual server are popular packages.
> 
> Neither of these do DNS. 

What does that mean? Load balance DNS lookups across multiple servers?
Or use DNS to load balance? I've never setup a load balancer for DNS
before. Always just had one server and moved the VM in event of
failure/maintenance.

  He asked about DNS based loadbalancing (also
> known as GSLB, among other things) software packages....

Ah. DNS based load balancing. I've heard good things about powerdns for
that.



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