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Re: Anycast and windows servers

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Fri Feb 20 05:46:24 2004

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Patrick W.Gilmore wrote:
> Honestly, I do not know about OSPF (or BGP) on Windows, however, you
> can just static route to the Windows box(es).  Sure, if the OS hangs,
> the interface will stay up and the static route will still push bits at
> the dead box, but it will work (FSVO "work").
> Besides, how often does Windows crash? <snicker>

Hence the reason why I want the route to cease being advertised if the box

I'm trying to avoid putting yet another server load balancer box in front
of the windows box to withdraw the route so a different "working" box will
be closest.  It may be an oxymoron, but I'm trying to make the windows
service (if not a particular windows box) as "reliable" as possible
without introducing more boxes than necessary.