I was using Win2K advanced server. It was only a 200Mhz PII box with 256Mb RAM and the load-balancing is built-in (....which was nice). It also gave you the ability to run a WINS/DNS/DHCP server without much thought. Actually, with 2 network cards the drive array becomes a bottleneck and it does as well if you go up to a single FDDI card so there's not THAT much free capacity on the drive array. This is why I RAID 10'd the drive array (as well as because most of the operations were file GETs). Incidentally, you may want to try a round-robin DNS to load-balance the Apache requests. That's the simplest way of doing it. Mike. ----- Original Message ----- From: "kerr michie" <kerr.michie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <list@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 9:08 AM Subject: [lanse] Re: Intranet fileplanet script > > Ive been to some lans where the fileserver is one of the games = > machines:( > Its important to use a seperate dedicated machine for this stuff. If you = > use linux it doesnt really need to be amazingly powerful either. Thw = > lanse webbox is a 300Mhz with only 64M ram. > The networkcardbandwidth runs ot of steam long before the cpu/disk io. = > I may try dual cards next time. > Anyone know how to configure apache to load balance 2 cards ?