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Old 15th April 2008, 09:09
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Default howto setup a linux box to have 2 internet link load balance?

Hi all,
If I have two internet service providers, and I intend to setup a linux box (with 3 network cards
called internal_nic, WAN_nic01 and WAN_nic02) to balance the lad between these 2 ISP.
How can I do that?

Have anyone done that before?

Please advise me the steps and the services neeeds to be installed.
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you use iproute2 http://lartc.org/howto/lartc.rpdb.multiple-links.html
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Default Kernel patches needed for load balancing

Just a note that this solution works fine for a single machine, but if you are using load balancing on a gateway/router that is NAT-ing multiple machines, then you will need to build a custom kernel using the patches located at http://www.ssi.bg/~ja/. Otherwise you will experience packet loss and hung connections from the NAT-ed machines.
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