QUESTION: Is there a way to setup a redundant router, such that I can offload traffic from the primary router to another machine, without breaking TCP sessions?
BACKGROUND: I have a FreeBSD machine acting as a gateway, running natd(8) through ipfw(8). When maintenance time comes, the server is taken offline, causing every client who was dependent on it connectionless until I'm done monkeying around. I could hook up another server with an identical configuration and then just jack the cable from one machine to the other. This disconnects all clients momentarily, until they re-initiate their TCP connections. If we excuse it as a "computer glitch" no one gets too angry. Needless to say, there must be a better solution for high availability. Maybe this happens at the switch level? I don't know. Looking for pointers on how to set something like this up. Pointers, Ideas? -Modulok- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"