Mixing Static and Dynamic Bandwidths

Posted on 2005-04-04
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Last Modified: 2010-04-10
We have a T1esque connection with 64 addresses assigned from a router we do not control. On this connection we have 5 heavy use emplyees and 300+ websites being hosted - and are starting to fill up the connection.

Given that a large portion of the bandwidth is being eaten by the employees, I decided that an inexpensive way to minimize bandwidth would be to get a standard office connection (Cable, DSL, etc.) and offload the employee usage onto a dynamic connection.

Then I started thinking - after reading the Acceptable use Policies of my local provider - that the second heaviest users were exclusively FTP users, and they might legitimately benefit from the unused bandwith from the "dynamic" connection. And THEN I thought, what if I used some sort of DNS round-robin to check the "current-IP" of an interface and load balance from the dynamic addresses to the static one...

Does anyone see where I am going and have any suggestions for getting there? Are there any ready made solution for doing something like this?

I have a hotbrick, which allows a dual-WAN configuration - but that is really for outgoing, not incoming... does anyone know of an "incoming" solution?
Question by:seanostephens
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There are few incomming solutions. Some that I know about:
Cisco Distributed Director  http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/cxsr/dd/index.shtml
FatPipes Extreme  http://www.fatpipeinc.com/xtreme/
Perhaps the Radware Linkproof  http://www.radware.com/content/products/lp/default.asp


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