Hi, We currently load balance proxy servers on the alteon, in transparent mode so traffic flow generally goes
client--> alteon(inport filter redirect)-->-proxy(in)--proxy(out)-->-alteon--->internet internet-->alteon(filter redirect)-->proxy(out)-->proxy(in)-->alteon-->client
The filters redirct tcp traffic to the real server group. And the stickyness is acheived by setting thash sip, and dip, and the hash metric.
This ensures all client sessions with the same ip go through the same proxy(there are 3 proxy real servers)
My question is can we load balance by another way (not IP stickyness) but achive session sticyness on the the same proxy, maybe bye using sport, dport hash or something?
I know that cisco css firewalls use sport+dport hash and therefore give a better load balance. Thanks