load balancing or load sharing

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May 6th, 2009

What is the actual difference between both these terms in the context when there are 2 links to internet.Does it mean both links would be used simultaneously in particular proportion or does it indicate either of links will be used one at a time,but not together?

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cisco_lad2004 Wed, 05/06/2009 - 05:31

Good question!

I stand corrected, but I would say its the same concept.

Per destination load balancing, could either lead to a link used constantly at all times if all packets are going to same destination. or 2 or more links used at same time for different destiantions.

The end results is that the load is shared over more than one link....load balancing.

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Sam

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