[Rack] Monkeybrains link: using and billing

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Wed May 4 17:29:30 PDT 2011


On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 12:50:04AM -0700, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
> On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 6:04 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> >
> >    we've got two regular vanilla links out, one through
> > sonic.net and the other through monkeybrains?
> >    seems good if we have some way to route traffic
> > through either or both, kind of load-balanced style.
> > do we have such a control?
> 
> Right now, we only really ever use them in an active/passive type of pattern.
> 
> As far as I know, there's no good way to split state creation across
> multiple WAN links, as you can only have one default route at a time
> in the kernel routing table.
> 
> This is possible with some netfilter hacks on Linux. Personally, I
> rather like having OpenBSD on the soekris as a router, but if we
> really want to utilize both WAN links at once, I think we ought to
> consider running a small linux installation instead.
> 
> Thoughts?

It sounds like we do want to keep using this link and paying for it, so
I'll work with Kelly to make sure we pay our bill.

Thanks guys!

-andy


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