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BIND sdb interface design for indigo GLB and failover solution

Category: Developer
Submitted By: alphawave
Date: Fri 03 Jan 2003 03:58:12 PM UTC
Status: Deleted

This project is not part of the GNU Project.

The aim of the project is to provide or exceed the functionalities available in commectial GLB hardware.

DNS indirection.

The DNS server outputs records which have a short time to live. This means that when a client performs a DNS query for a hostname the query will be handled by the load balancing device which will decide on the most appropriate host (based on load/availability/network proximity) and direct the client to that host. Providing this form of indirection is the initial aim of indigo.
The ISC Bind server will be used for this with it's SDB interface.
The middle layer will be a distributed database (RDBMS or bespoke) of system load/availability information
The end layer will be a TCP/IP host daemon outputting load information

License GNU General Public License v2 or later
Development Status
: 1 - Planning

Details (job description, contact ...):

Person/s with experience of programming the bind SDB interface and associated issues/pittfalls required to assist the development of an sdb interface for global load balancing and failover. This interface will communicate with a distributed database of host infomation and apply load balancing criteria to that data to direct clients to the best suited endpoint.

Required Skills:

Skill Level Experience
C Master 6 Mo - 2 yr
Bind Master 6 Mo - 2 yr

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