Load Balance two FreeRADIUS servers (question)

alan buxey A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk
Wed Jul 25 10:12:34 CEST 2012


>    1.- What load balancer is recommended? I would suppose that not all of
>    them will load balance the UDP RADIUS well, I see many appliance, brands,
>    etc.. just a thought

you need one that understands the RADIUS protocol and thus can keep a conversation in progress
going to one backend...

I'm not a salesman or work for them but F5 seem to be the best IMHO

>    3.- Isn't the load balancer a single point of failure itself? How is this
>    potential problem usually addressed?

usually you have a cluster of them or a multiheaded appliance with heart-beat betwixt


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