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Juniper SSG 5 Multiple wan for internet load balncing

Posted on 2013-11-23
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Hi I have a ssg-5 router currently configured to do round robin internet load sharing between two adsl connections one via pppoe and the other plain dhcp. I want to add two more adsl connections to it. However when I add the 3rd connection the ssg-5 is not offering any traffic to it.
How do I get 4 connections sharing all internet traffic.

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Have you tried usinfncustom virtual routers to configure additional WAN interfaces.
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The SSGs aren't really load balancing (that is not in their feature set). You have the choices of
1. "round-robin default routes", which is probably what you have used up to now, and
2. source/destination/policy-based static routing

For 1. the default (me thinks) for same-cost routes is 2, so adding more interfaces will not allow them to be chosen for default routes unless you issue
set vrouter «vr-name» max-ecmp-routes 4

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(with «vr-name» probably being trust-vr).
I don't know whether you are aware of it, but HTTP(s) connections and the like will have issues with this kind of "load balancing", as the multiple sessions created usually have different public IP addresses when spread over the WAN connections, and so are unrelated. Logging in to a HTTPS site will not allow to assign sessions reliably, so it is by accident if it works.

Hence 2. is the better way. You have reliable rules how traffic will flow, but you can't spread traffic for the same source or target or protocol or combination. That is, you can e.g. send all traffic from 192.168.0.0/64 to one interface, 192.168.0.64/64 to the next, aso.

You could also do a mixture of both; sensitive protocols, like HTTPS, will be restricted to a single interface by policy-based routing, other protocols are left to the round-robin.
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