Geographic loadbalancing

From: Tayssir John Gabbour <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:38:43 +0100


I'm considering geographically loadbalancing a website (where people order stuff) in case our ISP has a big network problem for an hour. Is this within HAProxy's scope?

A bit more context:

I'm told that anycast is the natural solution, but I find little on the net (or in books) on this. (Though there's more info on geodns, which I'm told is like a "poor man's anycast.")

I thought I could use a DNS server which polls server health (only serving addresses that are up), but I'm told this is a bad idea for reasons I don't yet grasp.

Any ideas?

Tayssir Received on 2009/01/26 16:38

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