High Availability FreeBSD www cluster

Michael Christie michael at powerzone.net.au
Thu Aug 7 06:44:23 UTC 2008

Thank you all for your input. Carp looks like it needs some investigation



Peter Ross wrote:
> Hi,
> Michael Christie wrote:
>> I want to cluster some freeBSD servers, The purpose of this is to learn.
>> I would like to  run some basic services like www and mail on a test
>> network. I would like to set up the servers so if one server falls over
>> the other will take over the services automatically, load balanceing would
>> be good as well. I have googled, I could be looking in the wrong place ,
>> there seems not to be much in regard to seting up freebsd in a cluster,
>> lots on linux. I have looked at the High Availability Linux project , I
>> see on the front page that it will run on freebsd.
>> So I am a bit lost and i am wanting to learn how to cluster freebsd web
>> and mail servers, I have looked at  Beowulf clusters, which seem to give
>> computers more grunt, Can some on on the list please advise me on what
>> clustering softwhere i need to get started and if the High Availability
>> Linux project softwhere will do the job.
> pound (/usr/ports/www/pound) can be used on HTTP(S) level.
> >From pkg-descr:
> The Pound program is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end 
> for Web server(s). Pound was developed to enable distributing load among 
> several Web-servers, and to allow for a convenient SSL wrapper for those 
> Web servers that do not offer it natively. Pound is distributed under the 
> GPL - no warranty, it's free to use, copy and give away.
> WWW: http://www.apsis.ch/pound/
> - Anders Nordby <anders at FreeBSD.org>
> Regards
> Peter
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