howto setup a linux box to have 2 internet link load balance?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by earth3, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. earth3

    earth3 New Member

    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.
  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

  3. lstein

    lstein New Member

    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 Otherwise you will experience packet loss and hung connections from the NAT-ed machines.

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