On Fri, Jul 16, 1999 at 12:27:48AM +0800, Orlando Andico scribbled:
> On Thu, 15 Jul 1999, Ed Carp wrote:
> > Perhaps a more rational solution would be to have a "gateway" machine that
> > keeps track of the number of httpd processes on each machine, then
> > redirects the incoming connection request to an appropriate machine,
> > instead of trying to run a bazillion processes on one machine. Hardware
> > is cheap, especially older P166/P133/486dx4-100 hardware, and you could
> > probably afford to put up several P133's for the price of a P300.
> That's definitely not as easy as it sounds. Cisco sells such a product -
> it's called Local Director and costs.. a large sum of money ($25K-ish).
> That should give you an idea how "easy" it is to pull off a stunt like
One could get an 8-port Foundery Networks ServerIron for about $5k. It
can load balance, with the added bonus of being usable for transparent web
What's the point?
An NT server can be run by an idiot, and usually is.
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