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Old 15th June 2006, 19:13
tate_harmann tate_harmann is offline
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OK, I think I found my problem here:
The Linux Virtual Server has three different ways of forwarding packets: Network Address Translation (NAT), IP-IP encapsulation or tunnelling and Direct Routing.

* Direct Routing: Packets from end users are forwarded directly to the real server. The IP packet is not modified, so the real servers must be configured to accept traffic for the virtual server's IP address. This can be done using a dummy interface, or packet filtering to redirect traffic addressed to the virtual server's IP address to a local port. The real server may send replies directly back to the end user. That is if a host based layer 4 switch is used, it may not be in the return path.

I need to set up an ip alias on my loopback (lo:0) for the apache web server to accept connections for the virtual ip address ( However, the tutorial explains how to do it in debian, do you know how it is done on SLES 9? I'll check in the meantime. Thanks,
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