Software DNS hghi availability and load balancer solution

Joe Greco jgreco at
Wed Jan 19 07:17:07 CST 2011

> On 01/18/2011 07:42 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.
> >
> > I know that it is possible by BIND with set of script. But we are trying to
> > find more usable solution with frendly interface.
> >
> > Thanks a lot.
> If you want to get fancy you could try an Anycast DNS setup, using GNU's 
> Zebra tool to automatically alter routing tables. 

You wouldn't use Zebra; it isn't actively developed anymore and has 
not been updated in many years.  Use Quagga instead, which is the
community-based offshoot.

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
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