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Re: 2 ADSL / load balancing problem(?)
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: 2 ADSL / load balancing problem(?)
- From: Claudio Jeker <cjeker_(_at_)_diehard_(_dot_)_n-r-g_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 23:09:15 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: Claudio Jeker <cjeker_(_at_)_diehard_(_dot_)_n-r-g_(_dot_)_com>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 11:00:22PM +0200, Claudio Jeker wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 09:15:32AM -0700, Scott Francis wrote:
> > [original post]
> > I have 2 ADSL lines as uplink for small office, how can I set OpenBSD
> > to use both of those for outgoing/incomming traffic?
> > [my reply]
> > Suggest you search the archives; this question (load balancing traffic) comes
> > up periodically. You may also want to check out altq(9), and keep in mind
> > that balancing ingress traffic is not possible with the setup you have.
> > Balancing egress traffic may be possible, in a way, through use of
> > altq/pf/nat and a pair of gateways.
> > [claudio jeker's response]
> > > First normaly you should not have excessive ingress traffic on ADSL
> > > because this will also reduce the egress traffic.
> > Not sure quite what you're trying to say here ...
> It's a not about the nature of ADSL, if you have a lot of ingress traffic
> your egress traffic will suffer because the smaller pipe of the ADSL link
> is filled.
Ups, that should be: if you have a lot of egress traffic your ingress
traffic (download) willsuffer because the smaller pipe of the ADSL link is
Also in the upper paragraph I confused ingess with egress. Shame on me.
Sorry for the confusion.
> In other words:
> ADSL works great for downloads but if you have a lot of uploads
> it will slow down the download speed to.