Experience with Open Source load balancers?

Fabio Mendes fabio.mendes at bsd.com.br
Tue May 17 00:26:07 UTC 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

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.


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