[Spread-users] Running Wackamole and Spread with members in different subnet

Joshua Goodall joshua at roughtrade.net
Tue Jan 14 21:36:16 EST 2003

On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 09:10:19PM -0500, Theo Schlossnagle wrote:
> On Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003, at 18:34 US/Eastern, Min Lu wrote:
> >We tested Wackamole earlier on Solaris. It worked pretty well with 
> >nodes
> >in the same subnet.
> >
> >Does this stuff work if members of the cluster are in different subnet?
> >Does it rely on MAC address for any its functions? We intend to deploy
> >it in a WAN environment.
> How do you plan on having a machine A on subnet A' taking the IP 
> address of machine B on subnet B'?

Without pre-empting Min Lu's plans, I'd suggest doing it with a
dynamic routing protocol e.g. RIP or OSPF, announcing the IP address
into the IGP as a /32 loopback-style address.


Joshua Goodall
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