[lvs-users] lvs and iptables?

John Wei johntwei at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 19:06:08 BST 2017

Hi Aaron and Graeme,
Thanks for the clarification. It seems that lvs (ipvs) is built on top of
netfilter directly, I assume this will give better performance than
building on top of iptables.
I will keep researching and may post additional questions later on.


On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 2:41 AM, Graeme Fowler <graeme at graemef.net> wrote:

> On 10 Oct 2017, at 09:30, Aaron West <aaron at loadbalancer.org> wrote:
> > LVS can use iptables but doesn't always...
> To expand on that a little: LVS (IPVS) is basically a kernel-level router
> with some extra whistles and bells. ipvsadm is the primary userspace tool
> used to manipulate the state of the system.
> As Aaron says, LVS can make use of some of the functionality provided by
> iptables but it is separate and not dependent on it.
> Graeme
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