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Linux Virtual Server [Jun. 4th, 2001|02:44 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Been reading up on the LVS project ... it's a lot more mature than it was last time I checked. I'll have to continue reading after Friday.

I should study.

[User Picture]From: foobar
2001-06-04 07:27 pm (UTC)

Re: LJ

I know, which is why I said "distributing servers around". DNS hacks are great for that, but he was saying it was a mistake buying the Big/IP instead of using his DNS "hack", which means he apparently thinks that distributed dns hacks are a replacement for local server load-balancing, which is silly at best.

So, he's either:

a.) an absolute genius for being able to make DNS do something no one else has ever been able to make it do, as far as I know,
b.) being difficult,
c.) misinformed and confused, or
d.) an idiot.

Let's just say I have doubts about a.

I'm just tired of the constant bitching people are doing. Constructive criticism is fine, I like that. Random bashing is just stupid. If his system is really good, great - use it, and I'd love to see what he does so I can learn something. But if he's just huffing and puffing in an attempt to make himself look cool, which he appears to be doing, I see no problem with cutting his legs out from under him, he's asking for it. If he's not, well, he's welcome to cut my legs out from under me. :)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-04 07:31 pm (UTC)

Re: LJ

Several months ago when LJ was on one server he gave me access to a server at a colo place of his and said, "go ahead and use it".

However, I had no use for it then because LJ's infrastructure wasn't ready for it.

I think what he's saying is that had I started putting LJ servers all over the country already (and did the DNS hack), then I wouldn't have had to buy the BIG/ip because I'd have 10 servers all over the country instead of in one room, and then DNS would work well, since people are spread out well.

At least that's my best guess.

He does know his stuff, though.
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[User Picture]From: ekashp
2001-06-04 07:42 pm (UTC)

Local v Wide Area DNS Ballancing

Thanks Brad, and yes, you very much got the point.

It can actualy do some cool stuff even in the local area environment as well. It starts to have scaling problems over 12 servers or so, limitation of UDP packets.

I always have leaned towards free tools ...

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[User Picture]From: dormando
2001-06-04 07:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Local v Wide Area DNS Ballancing

Ever hear of mod_backhand? It's free, and can load balance evenly across machines with widely different speeds, and uses a UDP-based information protocol.

Err, also... Can DNS round-robin give us control over our systems like the transparent paid members server we have?
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[User Picture]From: ekashp
2001-06-04 07:47 pm (UTC)

Leg ?

There are those who say the letter 'a' is the correct choice, some of them have worked for InterNIC, and the US Govt.

I wasn't bitching, realy.

We now return you to your local programing.

Brad - maybe I'll just mail you in private next time, or call you at your mom's house again ...
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-04 08:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Leg ?

You only caught me there that one time because I happened to be visiting. I live in Seattle... they live in Portland.
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[User Picture]From: ekashp
2001-06-04 08:06 pm (UTC)


Ya, I know. Congrats on the house, the view is beauty.
Sorry about your bike. And Kenji's ass !
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