Experience with Open Source load balancers?

Fabio Mendes fabio.mendes at bsd.com.br
Mon May 16 19:26:07 CDT 2011


We used Pound (http://www.apsis.ch/pound) on a couple of FreeBSD servers
some years ago.

Configuration is simple and the software has lots of good and interesting
features.

The only problem was that always our traffic had a spike, serving pages
through it became a nightmare.

Eventually we ended up buying a couple of Foundry/Brocade load balancers
(Server Iron).

I don't know what is software's current development state but if they
managed to solve those performance issues it would be an interesting choice,
if you really want to go that way.

HTH



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