[nSLUG] fault tolerant internet connection

Crawford, Andrew (IT) Andrew.Crawford at morganstanley.com
Thu Jul 28 14:57:59 ADT 2005


I should say, further to my last mail, that if you don't care about keeping the same external IP address you can fairly easily fail-over between one connection and the other on your NAT host.

Cheers,

Andrwe 

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> Does anyone know of a simple way to route packets out over 
> both an Eastlink connection and an Mpowered connection? I 
> have done some static routing, but what I'm looking for is to 
> not only balance the load on each connection, but to use 
> something similar to an OSPF type routing policy where the 
> shortest (and thus in theory the fastest) connection is made. 
> This would also route around if either the cable or mpowered 
> went out. I currently use Slackware (10.0 on one machine and 
> 10.1 on another) I've looked at Zebra before, but I cannot 
> find sufficent documentation to wrap my brain around.
> 
> Thanks,
> Tim
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