[RndTbl] Load-balancing / dual-WAN / multi-WAN routers or other solutions

Robert Keizer robert at keizer.ca
Fri Mar 29 15:49:16 CDT 2013

You may want to look at a simple OpenBSD machine rather than a Linux box.
Namely for pf, and optionally carp if you want physical ha for the machine.

Equal cost multipath routing is fairly easy in linux, although doing
automatic failover requires a fairly simple external script..
On Mar 29, 2013 7:11 AM, "Mike Pfaiffer" <high.res.mike at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 13-03-29 05:41 AM, Hartmut W Sager wrote:
> <cut>
>> I'm also somewhat interested in hearing about other related solutions
>> (like a separate computer with multiple NIC's for multi-WAN, and special
>> Linux, acting as a router)if no suitable router exists (or if such a
>> router costs too much).  Hmmm, Raspberry Pi just has one network port,
>> right?
>> Hartmut Sager
>         I haven't investigated it but I think IPCop might be a good
> solution here. This would be more the reverse of what was the intended
> purpose but it should work. An older computer should suffice in terms of
> hardware. Although if you pick up one at Syrotech, the RER store in
> Selkirk, or anywhere else (I only know of the two places selling them)
> there may be an issue with bad capacitors. At the Lab we have seen about a
> 25% replacement rate because of them. Mostly in the Dell 270 and 280 lines.
> OTOH, when the machines do work they work really well.
>                                 Later
>                                 Mike
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