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IP Load Balancing + Anycast


gigabit
20-10-2014, 18:55
EDIT: Ignore/delete this...
Thanks


I'm using the IP Load Balancing service, and *might* be noticing some strange behaviour.

Previously I had two servers in RBX and doing a test would see both servers being used in a normal round-robin fashion (no stickiness)

But now I've moved one to GRA, and I am always directed to the server in RBX. I can confirm the GRA server works fine, and there's no stickiness set on the IP.

I was under the assumption the IPLB service used anycast (it said somewhere...), but isn't GRA closer than RBX, when I'm in the UK? I don't actually need the anycast feature, I'm just wondering if it's a bug that the RBX server is being used a lot more? The both have the same weight etc.

Here's a traceroute to the actual servers, if it helps?
RBX:
Code:
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  10.1.7.1
  3    37 ms    37 ms    38 ms  89.104.XXX.XXX.reverse.converged.co.uk [89.104.XXX.XXX]
  4    38 ms    38 ms    37 ms  ge-5-3-8.edge6.London1.Level3.net [212.113.9.157]
  5     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  6    38 ms    38 ms    38 ms  ae-226-3602.edge3.London1.Level3.net [4.69.166.150]
  7     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  8    50 ms    57 ms    54 ms  rbx-g1-a9.fr.eu [94.23.122.66]
  9    42 ms     *       42 ms  vss-8b-6k.fr.eu [91.121.215.213]
 10    
and to GRA:
Code:
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  10.1.7.1
  3    37 ms    37 ms    42 ms  89.104.XXX.XXX.reverse.converged.co.uk [89.104.XXX.XXX]
  4    37 ms    38 ms    37 ms  ge-5-3-8.edge6.London1.Level3.net [212.113.9.157]
  5     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  6    37 ms    37 ms    38 ms  ae-117-3503.edge3.London1.Level3.net [4.69.166.138]
  7     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  8   124 ms   153 ms   153 ms  gra-g1-a9.fr.eu [178.33.103.216]
  9    63 ms   106 ms    41 ms  gra-3a-a9.fr.eu [37.187.231.86]
 10    
Not a critical flaw, but I'm wondering if anyone else has this issue?

Thanks