[Samba] load balancing CIFS/Samba
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
would not resolve, because windows demands an nmb lookup, even after the
host has been resolved via ip. is this not correct?
> -----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
> Hi Folks,
> 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.
> 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.
> Does that make sense? Does anyone have any insight into loadbalancing CIFS
> that they might share?
> Blue Lang
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