[nycbug-talk] Cable modem load balancing

Jonathan Stewart jonathan at kc8onw.net
Mon Feb 19 14:11:36 EST 2007

Hello Wise Ones :)

I'm looking at trying to set up outgoing load balancing similar to what 
is described here [1] but with my current setup my second gateway would 
actually be on my internal lan. Can this work, possibly with an alias on 
the internal interface or would each gateway have to be on it's own 
physical interface?  I have complete control over addressing and going 
to static addressing is fine if I have to.

Here is an attempt at an ASCII art diagram of my physical setup.

--------    ------------      --------------
|modem1|----|bsd router|------|dlink switch|
--------    ------------      --------------
     |       |         |<-(switch port)
-------  -------  ---------
|host1|  |host2|  |linksys|
-------  -------  ---------
                       |<-(wan port)

Thanks for your time,

[1] http://openbsd.org/faq/pf/pools.html#outgoing

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