after some advice regarding a problem i am getting using a linux based piece of software to balance traffic between two servers.
Basically we have our production website and a backup system (at remote site). the production is being mirrored to the backup constantly to keep them synced. our domain name points at a Linux Ubuntu 9.04 server (clean install nothing apart from the load balancing software). which is running the lastest version of Crossroads (aka XR).
XR is setup to hand all connections to the live webserver until it looses its "heartbeat" connection with that server, once that happens it bounces the connections to our backup system.
The problem i am getting is manifesting itself as a lack of response from our webserver, basically the client passes a correctly formed XML message to a .NET webservice, this service does some calulations and changes to the data then replys with an XML response, however the client never seems to get the response.
I have been using wireshark to investigate this problem and it appears as though half way through the response the connection gets cut off or dropped (not really sure due to my lack of experience with wireshark).
i have been speaking with the authors of the XR software and they cannot find any reasons or problems in the software itself that could explain this behavior, and belive it maybe something to-do with the distro of linux i am using or a kernel issue.
can anyone help me resolve this issue as we are due to take this system live in the next few weeks and this problem is holding us back.
I have now changed over from Ubuntu to CentOS 4 and have tried again, now i am getting random replys from the systems when i use wireshark. sometimes i get a fully formed XMl reply from the server, and the next try i might only get a partial reply before the Linux box sends a RST packet.