Blue Lang blue at b-side.org
Tue Aug 20 12:52:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 wrote:

> create round robin alias with different IP address for different nodes
> you dont have to put same nmb server name

i haven't tried that yet, but my intuition is that that would make it
impossible to, for instance, mount the same share from multiple windows
hosts. ie

start->run->\\foo.b-side.org\bar

would not resolve, because windows demands an nmb lookup, even after the
host has been resolved via ip. is this not correct?

thanks!

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blue Lang [mailto:blue at b-side.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 4:16 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] load balancing CIFS/Samba
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> Hi Folks,
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> I'm trying out some ideas for loadbalancing Samba servers with some
> replication underneath. Right now, we're trying to use DNS round robin,
> just to see if it works, but it isn't.
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> Our basic config is that we have the same share and NMB server name on
> every node. Each node has a different IP hostname, which are all
> round-robin'ed to a single hostname. When we try to do requests from
> clients on the same subnet, everything grinds to a halt. It looks like all
> of our requests are being responded to by every node.
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> Does that make sense? Does anyone have any insight into loadbalancing CIFS
> that they might share?
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> Thanks!
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> Blue Lang
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