Solvinf ARP on 2.4.7

Malcolm Cowe malcolm_cowe at
Fri Aug 3 14:13:03 BST 2001

Hello again,

Okay so NAT isn't working for me in a one card, one network setup (I can 
access the services if the client is on a separate subnet, but not if 
the client is on the same subnet). I'm not too bothered, because I fancy 
a shot at this DR stuff.

The standard contrib patch for 2.4.2 does not work with the 2.4.7 
kernel, so I went to Julian's page and looked at the patches section -- 
and of course I have a question. I see that the 2.4.7 patch has stuff in 
it for using a the LVS director as a gateway in DR setups -- is this 
essential to the successful running of a DR setup? Again, I'm going for 
a one NIC, one network topology, with clients, director and real-servers 
on the same subnet (it will be easier to package and scale if we don't 
have to create bridged private subnets when instantiating a new 
cluster), and I'm getting confused.

I had thought that I just apply the hidden patch to the linux 
real-servers, faff around with the ifocnfig options on our HP-UX 10.20 
real-servers, and apply the lvs patch to the director. Do I need the 
shared hoo-hah patch for the director too?

I apologise for sucking up bandwidth with such trivialities, but my 
head's already swimming! =)

Malcolm Cowe.
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