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Re: pf and two ADSL links



Hi Huzeyfe,

Is the solutions really that "simple"? Any pointers as to where I can read
more about what works or what does not work in this scenario?

I read somewhere that true load balancing can only work if the two ADSL
connections end up at one ISP. Are your two links coming from two
different ISPs?

I am not really knowledgeable in this matter (load balancing or load
sharing), so please let me know if there are any solid articles somewhere.
I have googled this topic, but there is not even a handful discussion
about this topic.

How do we know if it does work as a load balancer? How do we test it?
Would download/upload become faster? Would the second link become a
hot-swappable backup?

Thanks very much for your reply.

Yance

> Hi,
> yes you need "Load Balance Outgoing Traffic" section in
> http://www.openbsd.com/faq/pf/pools.html . I use two ADSL connection
> with OpenBSD PF for employers and managers..
>
> 2005/12/19, yance_(_at_)_exemail_(_dot_)_com_(_dot_)_au <yance_(_at_)_exemail_(_dot_)_com_(_dot_)_au>:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Is merging two ADSL connections (from two different ISPs) into one
>> OpenBSD
>> router to serve local LAN a possible thing to do?
>>
>> Is pf load balancing the answer?
>>
>> Is this what we call load sharing or load balancing? I am still not
>> clear
>> if load sharing or load balancing is the correct term for what I am
>> trying
>> to do.
>>
>> Thanks heaps for any advice.
>>
>>
>
>
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