Release Notes: A new multithreading scheduler has been implemented (activated by "set multithreading 1"). The new directive "interface N threads" controls the number of threads per interface (if the multithreading scheduler is active). A new informational command "show threads" shows thread information (if multithreading is activated). A minor bug has been fixed, server "-1" is no longer reported when there's no 1:1 server/target relationship. A new module "crossover" allows the implementation of a virtual crossover cable (Linux only). The manual has been updated accordingly.
Release Notes: Outdated session table entries are now reclaimed very quickly on an idle BalanceNG system. The rate per second is controlled by the new parameter "sessiongclimit".
Release Notes: "ICMP Fragmentation Needed" packets are now forwarded to all associated targets of a virtual server (DSR mode only).
Release Notes: The command "rmt" now accepts a comma-separated list of targets. The server plugin implementation and protocol now support IPv6. A new parameter "vrrpstateplugin" has been introduced (if set to 1 (active), a VRRP state change is reported to all active server plugins). The default module chain is now "vrrp,arp,ping,hc,master,slb,tnat,nat,rt". To obtain BalanceNG V2 backwards-compatibility, the module chain "vrrp,classic" needs to be set explicitly. Running BNG V3 on TKLB legacy hardware now requires an additional action and a valid support contract (BNGSUP or BNGHPS).
Release Notes: A fourth CLI command frontend has been added (bng imsctl). The command "rms" has been implemented, allowing the removal of one specific session table entry performing one single session table lookup. The command "rmt" has been implemented, allowing the removal of all session table entries belonging to a specific target. The manual has been updated accordingly.
Release Notes: The pthread stacksize is now initialized to be 200KB for each helper thread. As a result, lowering the "ulimit -s" settings is no longer necessary on Linux.
Release Notes: An automatic session table resync has been implemented. If the parameters "sessionautoresync" and "sessionsyncack" are both set to 1 (active), then the current VRRP master resyncs the session table automatically to a freshly started or restarted VRRP backup node. The manual has been updated accordingly.
Release Notes: Session table entry synchronization has been added introducing the new parameters sessionsyncack, syncackbdelay, syncackmaxps, syncackresend, and syncackwsize. The commands "resync" and "show nous" have also been implemented in the context of session table synchronization. The output of the commands "show stinfo" and "show sessions" has been extended accordingly. The session table testing command "stfill" has been implemented. Minor bugs with the "reload" command and functionality have been resolved. The manual has been updated accordingly.
Release Notes: An RPM package for RHEL6 and CentOS 6 (64-bit) is now available. A new "sessionload" command allows you to import session table contents that have been exported with "sessiondump". The "reload" command may also be started with "bng reload" directly from the shell. Several bugs with the "reload" command and functionality have been resolved. The manual has been updated accordingly.
Release Notes: A "reload" command has been implemented, allowing the user to reload the complete server/target-relationships while valid session table entries are maintained. The manual has been updated accordingly.