Load balancing and sticky connections

  • Hi All,

    I have a multi-WAN environment with two dedicated WAN links, both links are working fine, but I had to configure them using Fail-Over instead of Load-Balancing.

    I did this because some sites use the IP address to validate their sessions, I tried to use stick connections, but with no success, when it starts to work in one of the links, but when tries to use the second one, the connection will not be established.

    Does anyone face this issue before?

    Kind Regards,

  • AFAIK, sticky is still broken. Look at the 1.2 doc here: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/MultiWanVersion1.2
    Ignore the stuff about using sticky connections and read the section 'Setting up for protocols that don't like load balancing'

  • Thanks a lot for the information.

    Accordingly to the document, I should have two LB services configured, one with FailOver and the other with LoadBalancing, and use them accordingly to my demand, right?

    Thanks in advance,

  • Yeah, I always make three- load-balance both lines, failover from WAN to OPT, failover from OPT to WAN.
    Just to be flexible. You want to use the failover pools and not an interface gateway so you don't break https (or whatever) when a line drops.

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