Timeout problem behind load balancer

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Fri Jul 25 14:24:00 CEST 2014

Simon Morley wrote:
> I've discussed with Google and they're saying the connection isn't
> closed and the load-balancer therefore puts the instance in 'unhealthy'
> mode. 

  UDP sessions aren't "closed".  The google support guys don't seem to
be competent.

> Has anyone tried this successfully - either on GCE or other UDP load
> balancer? Does anyone have any thoughts about how I could solve?

  F5 load balancers seem to work.  But they are useful only when you're
at Telco scale.  i.e. 1M+ users.  For pretty much everyone else, it
doesn't matter.

  Alan DeKok.

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