Viability of nginx instead of hardware load balancer?

Arvind Jayaprakash work at
Sat Oct 3 11:11:17 MSD 2009

On Sep 24, Barry Abrahamson wrote:
> On Sep 17, 2009, at 5:49 AM, John Moore wrote:
>> It certainly does, thanks! Could I trouble you to explain a little more 
>> about your use of Wackamole and Spread? I've not used either of them 
>> before.
> There is a How-to here:
> You are just using nginx instead of HAProxy, but the Wackamole and Spread 
> portion still applies.

How about using one of the LVS solutions? The problem I find with
wackamole is that it assumes the host is "ok" if the network is
reachable. I'd rather have the heartbeat check work off something more
concrete like nginx being up and being able to serve a pre defined
static page.

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