Eddie is a high availability clustering tool. It is an open source,
100% software solution written primarily in the functional
and is available for Solaris, Linux and *BSD.
Eddie provides advanced automatic traffic management and configuration
of geographically distributed server sites, consisting of one or
more Local Area Networks.
At each site, certain servers are designated as Front End
Servers, (shown in blue). These servers are responsible for controlling
and distributing incoming traffic across designated Back End
Servers (shown in black), and tracking the availability of Back End
Web Servers within the site. Back End Servers may support a range of Web
servers, including Apache.
Currently, Eddie consists of two main software packages:
The Eddie white papers describe the need for
products such as Eddie, and outlines the Eddie approach.
Read this in Serbo-Croatian, translated by Jovana Milutinovich from Webhostinggeeks.com.
- The Enhanced DNS server which provides
load balancing and monitoring of site accessibility for geographically
distributed web sites. This gives round the clock access to the
entire available capacity of the web site, no matter where it is
- An Intelligent HTTP Gateway which provides site based