Using Pound as a Load Balancer?
I was wondering if anyone has successfully gotten Apsis Pound (http://www.apsis.ch/pound/) to work as the Load Balancer on pfSense 1.2? I'm looking to use it, but am new to pfSense and pound, and wanted to get some feedback before I tried anything like that.
If you did, were you able to find a binary pkg for FreeBSD, or did you have to recompile pound from source? What pitfalls / problems did you run into? Is it easy to setup / configure? Has anyone troubled to make a Pound pkg for pfSense?
Thanks for any info!
Maybe I'm missing something here but why use pound when load balancing is already built in to PfSense?
Sorry for the delay in responding. Basically, the load balancer in pfSense is a layer 4 load balancer (it only works on IP). Pound is a layer-7 LB that is able to understand the contents of the packets and able to decrypt https traffic prior to LB'ing.