RE: FreeBSD router two DSL connections





--- Yance Kowara <yance_kowara@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Ted, you have to think outside the box. Life
> is
> > more than one connection. While you can't
> > increase the throughput of a single
> connection,
> > you can increase the throughput of your
> network,
> > which is usually the point. "Throughput" in
> this
> > context is "capacity". Throughput is not only
> > what you can "get" on a download; its the sum
> > total of all of your activites.
> >
> > You "can" upload at 2Mb/s on one connection
> if
> > you balance your outbound traffic, but not
> > download, because while you can control where
> > outgoing packets are sent, you can't control
> > over which pipe incoming traffic arrives.
> >
> > Believe me, ted. It works. Its not "theory".
> Its
> > being done. For example a hosting ISP
> saturates
> > its pipes outgoing and has very little
> traffic
> > incoming. They can load balance in the
> outgoing
> > only direction and have all of their incoming
> > traffic on a single pipe and double the
> capacity
> > of their network. Since they never exceed the
> > incoming bandwidth of a single pipe there is
> no
> > need to balance it.
> >
> > DT
> >
>
> Ted and Daniel,
>
> I am still following this thread and am getting
> all
> confused here.
>
> Back to my original question: 2 ADSL uplinks -
> 2
> different ISPs.... can they be merged? (Load
> balanced,
> load shared, whatever it is)
>
> OpenBSD's PF has something that looks
> promising:
>
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/pools.html#outgoing
> Is this what I am looking for?
>
> Kind regards,
>
>
> Yance Kowara

"merged" is not the correct word. You cannot
change how your traffic comes in (ie from which
ISP it arrives). You can use various techniques
(source routing, static routing tables, load
balancing) to increase your outgoing capacity.

What you should be discussing is how you can use
each of these techniques within a FreeBSd
environment. Unfortunately we have to teach Ted
how routing works in the meantime, which muddles
the issue.

DT




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