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Re: Kerberos authentication and High availability

On Apr 3, 2007, at 6:36 AM, Jacob Yocom-Piatt wrote:

> Mustafa A. Hashmi wrote:
>> Thanks for your e-mail. Please see some comments in-line.
>> On 4/3/07, *Henry B. Hotz* <hotz@jpl.nasa.gov  
>> <mailto:hotz@jpl.nasa.gov>> wrote:
>>     The client is going to get a service ticket for the load  
>> balancer.
>>     Probably no choice.  That's a good argument for not using load
>>     balancers, IMO.  Instead clients should have a standard list of
>>     CNAMEs to try.
>> Well it's not just load balancing, it's high availability which is  
>> also very important. Ensuring transparent fail-overs is paramount.
> this seems to be an ideal situation for CARP, though i do  
> understand that CARP isn't available on all OSes. i am interested  
> in hearing any reasons why it wouldn't be suitable in this role.
> cheers,
> jake

Nice to see a free/open-source solution to this.  The IBM Edge  
product we use may be nice, but its complexity seems to cause  
problems.  I don't see CARP available on Solaris though.

The opinions expressed in this message are mine,
not those of Caltech, JPL, NASA, or the US Government.
Henry.B.Hotz@jpl.nasa.gov, or hbhotz@oxy.edu