Yea - i'm already using haproxy and it however has problem number 1 from my two questions. I dont have static IPs so can't rely on what might be preferable to use just IPs for a backend.
Its a headache at the moment, but nevermind. Just a case of finding the tool for the job as it were. Thanks, Mark
> Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 14:21:21 -0400 > To: email@example.com > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Pound Mailing List] Pound DNS and TCP Proxy / Load Balancing > > On 8/6/2011 2:06 PM, Mark wrote: > > Hi All, > > > > This looks like an interesting product - one I came across a long time > > ago but have not had the need to use until perhaps now. With that i've > > got 2 simple and short questions. > > > > 1. Can pound include backend servers where the backends are are called > > by hostname DNS and then the TTL of the DNS is adhered to thus once > > reached pound will resolve the DNS to the backend hostname again so that > > when the IP changes for the backend pound will pick-up on this without > > me needing to restart pound? > > I think there was a patch floating around for this, but I don't believe > it's been merged into the main distribution. I may never be - I'm not > sure exactly where that discussion ended. > > > 2. I see lots about http and https etc, but i'm looking at pound more > > for TCP load balancing, I don't need any special gadgets and abilities > > just a simple TCP balancing of SSL and http. IE i don't want pound to > > terminate the SSL and look at the request, but I do want it to be able > > to load balance SSL and http and pick-up on failure of backends if all > > that is possible with pound? > > Pound is probably not what you want, since pound's modus operandi is to > parse incoming HTTP headers and do stuff based on that. You'll probably > find HAProxy more to your liking if you want TCP load balancing with the > option of getting into HTTP specific stuff. Or relayd, if you happen to > be an Openbsd user. > > Regards, > -- > Dave Steinberg > http://www.geekisp.com/ > http://www.steinbergcomputing.com/ > http://www.redterror.net/ > > -- > To unsubscribe send an email with subject unsubscribe to email@example.com. > Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.