Does pound redirect all traffic back to the Pound server?
Were using pound to load balance across some high bandwidth apache web servers.
I noticed that all the requests seem to get send from the backend servers, to the pound server, before its sent to the client.
Is there a way to make pound send the client the request directly? Rather then it going back to the pound server and then to the client?
We would like to use Pound as a load balancer for distribution servers, but it doesn’t make sense if all the traffic is routed back through pound.
Our bottleneck is bandwidth, the pound server cant pass all the traffic through it and maintain the load. If all the traffic is sent back to the pound server there is no load balancing of the bandwidth going on here.
I assumed Pound would redirect the request to the back-end server and then be “out of the loop” with the backend server sending the content directly to the client, but this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Am I correct in my assessment? And is there a way to implement the functionality we are looking for?