[K12OSN] Adding another server as backup.

Sudev Barar sudev at mantraonline.com
Wed May 11 09:02:53 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 22:49 -1000, R. Scott Belford wrote:
> Martin Woolley wrote:
> > As far as the load balancing goes, we did nothing special.  Each LTSP server 
> > was setup the same.  Each is a DHCP server and each serves addresses in the 
> > same network range.  The client PXE boots, grabs an i/p address from which 
> > ever server responds first and is loaded with a kernel. The second DHCP 
> > request (for the NFS) may be served by a different server to that which 
> > supplied the kernel.
> I find this very interesting.  How evenly is the load balanced amongst
> the servers?  Have you done any statistical analysis?  Is natural order
> actually arising from this seemingly chaotic design?  It is very clever.
> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>

How is the home directory served? By a different backbone on all
Very interesting......Did I hear a collective gasp of all the load-
balancing scripting guys?
Do tell more.
Sudev Barar
Learning Linux

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