back to article GitHub looses load-balancing open-source code on netops world

If you’ve got a big bare-metal data center, or if you’re just BM-curious, head on over to GitHub, where there’s a new load balancer on offer by, um, GitHub. Like anybody handling a lot of incoming requests, GitHub needs a way to spread web and git traffic around its server warehouses, and in this blog post on Wednesday by Theo …

  1. AGS221

    That headline is going to confuse the shit out of the "I don't know the difference between loose and lose" brigade

    1. phuzz Silver badge

      Time to dig our the old classic explainer:

      (not aimed at you AGS221)

      Lose: What you just did.

      Loose: Your mum.

      Loess: An aeolian sediment formed by the accumulation of wind-blown silt.

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  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Sounds a LOT like what Google was doing with Hangouts.

  4. Mat Bettinson

    Picture of the Amiga juggler demo is amusing.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Akamai circa 2010 called

    Yeah, we wrote pretty much exactly that for the LB stack. Nodes elected a primary and secondary, the primary ARP'd for the LB IP, and each node had the LB IP assigned to it's loopback. The connection load of the 'cluster' was bcast to all nodes so the primary assigned a node to take the new connection, and the designate node picked up processing from that point.

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