[thelist] aol, session tracking, and load-balacing

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Wed Jan 9 15:58:33 CST 2008

-----Original message-----
From: Brian Cummiskey brian at hondaswap.com
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 13:15:00 -0800
To: "thelist at lists.evolt.org" thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] aol, session tracking, and load-balacing

> Ken Schaefer wrote:
> > One option might be to have your load balancer send all requests from AOL subnets to a single web server.
> We don't want to do that for redundancy issues.  That is, afterall, most 
> of the point of having the 3 web servers in the first place.

Couldn't you setup the Load balancer (for the AOl Subnets) to only flip to a new server, if the "main" server is non-responsive? Sort of like a poor man's fail over cluster. If the percentage of AOL users is marginal enough, routing them to one server is not going to impact your load balancing.

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