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Linux.com: BalanceNG: A Simple Approach to Load Balancing

Mar 25, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Load balancing software uses multiple hardware devices to spread work around and thereby speed performance. While Linux Virtual Server may be the best-known option for Linux networks, another alternative, BalanceNG, a simple, lightweight utility, may be a better choice for some organizations.

"BalanceNG (Balance Next Generation) is user-mode load balancing software with its own network stacks that runs over Linux and Solaris. All the work is done by the software; the operating system is used only for accessing the physical network interfaces and TCP/IP functions. It supports many different load balancing methods, including round robin, random, hash, and least resource..."

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