help with ethernet load-balancing (em)

Toni Schmidbauer toni at
Thu Apr 24 14:57:35 PDT 2003

On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 12:18:03PM -0700, David Smithson wrote:
> Sorry about the wrap, but as you can see, all clients are attached to
> em0.  If I do arp -a at the NT shell prompt on the Win2k Pro clients, I
> get:
>	00:30:48:27:78:68	dynamic

your problem is the _very_ aggressive windows dns caching. we had
(have) the same problems with a loadbalanced (dns-round robin)

there's also an article about win xp and dns caching. just search
the knowledge base for dns caching.

for real load balancing you would need something like a samba ( i
assume you are using samba) loadbalancer, which redirects the request. 
but i am not aware if such a solution exists.

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