Abstract: A system and method for load balancing. A packet is received at a firewall, which implements a rule and refers the packet to a load balancing proxy. The proxy performs a load balancing analysis at the load balancing proxy. Based on the results of the load balancing analysis, the proxy determines a load balancing rule, which is implemented by the firewall. At the end of the session to which the received packet belongs, the load balancing rule is deleted at the firewall.
October 22, 1999
Date of Patent:
April 8, 2003
Partha P. Dutta, Nino Vidovic, Dalibor F. Vrsalovic