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SearchOpenSource: Using VRRP on Linux Improves Network Availability

Feb 07, 2007, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) is a simple, yet robust practice that can provide additional availability in your network. VRRP can be implemented using Red Hat Enterprise Linux and/or the VRRPd open source implementations.

"VRRP provides gateway redundancy by allowing each router within the redundant router topology to share a virtual Ethernet MAC address and a virtual IP address. When the virtual addresses are active on a particular router, the router is said to be the master. Routers without control of the virtual addresses are referred to as backups..."

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