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Load balancing websense with the PIX

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Feb 28th, 2003
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If I configure two websense servers, will the PIX load balance them or will it use one as a back up? I cannot really find any documentation on how the PIX handles multiple websense servers.


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shannong Fri, 02/28/2003 - 20:06
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The command reference does define this. The [url-server ] command has a "timeout" keyword that specifies how long the Pix waits before using the second server. It is a "backup" scenario rather than round-robin approach. Cisco routers can do load-balacing for this using IOS SLB. If the software is on Win2k you can use NLB to load-balance the requests, provided the servers are on the same subnet. Of course, you can always you an external load-balancing device.

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