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mac456
Level 7

Load balancing two proxy servers using a pac file - help

Hi Guys, In need of abit of help with my pac file. I need it to load balance two proxy servers

I have seen the myipaddress (odd and even) way but I do not think it will work with my pac file and the way I need to do it.

Basically in my pac file I have a list of destinations to go to if you meet the certain criteria and if you do not you return to the proxy servers (proxy1 and proxy2) both proxy servers need to be the correct DNS name in the pac file so DNS roundrobin will not work.

Can anyone help?

The end of my pac file

return "proxy dnsname1.test.com:80"; "proxy dnsname2.test.com:80"

}

Message was edited by: mac456 on 08/06/12 04:52:47 CDT

Message was edited by: mac456 on 08/06/12 04:53:06 CDT

Message was edited by: mac456 on 08/06/12 04:54:21 CDT

Message was edited by: mac456 on 08/06/12 04:58:02 CDT
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jont717
Level 12

Re: Load balancing two proxy servers using a pac file - help

I have done this.  I will look for my .pac file I created.  It has been awhile and we no longer use it.  We use WCCP.

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asabban
Level 17

Re: Load balancing two proxy servers using a pac file - help

Hello,

isn´t the "Sharp Super Proxy" proxy.pac that flies around the internet since a couple of years the right thing here?

This proxy.pac builds a hash on the URL or URL path and picks one proxy of a given list of proxy servers per URL. This will share the load across the available proxy servers and ensures that the same URL is always called through the same proxy, which is usually what you want to prevent problems that may occur without sessions stickiness.

For each URL it replies back with a list of proxy servers, so if the first one is not available the browser will automatically use the second one, so you got load sharing, session persistency and fail-over.

Honestly I am not sure about the disadvantages, but I have seen customers using the script before. Maybe someone else has some experience with it.

Best,

Andre

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Troja
Level 14

Re: Load balancing two proxy servers using a pac file - help

Hi MAC,

is there another way possible for loadbalancing not using a PAC File?

Normally PAC Files are working fine. We have customers using PAC Files with more than 600!! Code Lines. :-)

They are still working but very tricky.

Are your users using different browser types or other OS like Windows??

Depending on the security reasons load balancing without pac file makes more sense.

WCCP: Load Balancing and Load Sharing is included. But WCCP has limitations, authentication is not so easy. But any internet traffic from any application is routed to the proxy.

Proxy HA: When using MWG 7.2.x i would prefer the HA Cluster. When using the HA Cluster you just have to add one proxy ip into your pac file.

McAfee Client Proxy and Proxy HA: You don´t have to configure any proxy setting on your browsers or applications. MCP forwards any traffic to the HA proxy ip.

So, there are different ways for loadbalancing. It depends on some other circumstances which solution best fits to your envirionment.

Why do you have to use the DNS Name?

Cheers,

Thorsten

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tcintd
Level 7

Re: Load balancing two proxy servers using a pac file - help

you can use round robin DNS with CNAME

proxy = round robin with CNAME dnsname1.test.com and dnsname2.test.com

and you can use proxy in your pac file

tcintd

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