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Re: Load balancing and load determination

> The main consideration is one of consistency... unless there is some agreed upon "standard" then comparisons are worthless and the resulting load balancing will be inaccurate. For example, say that Apache is front-ending 10 servers, 5 are Apache and other 5 are Foo, but Foo consistently falsifies it's capability simply to ensure that it gets all the traffic. Sure, you can adjust settings on the front end to offset that, but that defeats the whole purpose of some *accurate*, objective measure of capability.

Wouldn't the servers you load balance between for the same URL
generally be more similar than that?