[Rack] Monkeybrains link: using and billing

Bruce Wolfe brucewolfe.sf at gmail.com
Thu May 5 13:12:26 PDT 2011


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org>
> To: Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com>
> Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 17:29:30 -0700
> Subject: Re: [Rack] Monkeybrains link: using and billing
> 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
>
>
Why don't you get a bonding router that has multiple WAN ports? I do that at
my job for failover on DSL when my wireless connection goes down.

Bruce
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