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The Low-Down on the Linux High-Availability Project

Jan 16, 2008, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Dahdah)

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"What's great with using Linux for High-Availability?

"A tricky question, as I'm obviously somewhat biased. So rather than making a feature list and comparing it to others, I'll compare Linux HA to itself over time.

"I first came to the project in about 1999, which was pretty early on in its history. I had some interest in doing simple fail-over of mail and Web servers, which had come out of a need at the ISP I worked for at that time. My solution was fairly simple: only handling IP failover. And when the first release of Linux HA came about it was able to handle things much better--it could detect the failures too...!"

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