Load-balancing LDAP

Matthew Newton mcn4 at leicester.ac.uk
Thu Jul 14 17:00:08 CEST 2016

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 03:44:42PM +0100, Jonathan Gazeley wrote:
> So I want to start using FreeRADIUS's redundant-load-balance section[2] but
> at the moment I can't see how to use this with the xlat style of calling the
> ldap module. Can I do something like wrap it in a policy and load-balance
> between policies?

As I learnt on github PR#1642 the other day...

See radiusd.conf instantiate{}.


Personally I'd probably set up Linux IPVS for the LDAP service
instead, but that's just from experience of the number of times
I've seen all sorts LDAP clients break when one of their
supposedly redundant servers goes away.


Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at leicester.ac.uk>

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