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       xr - Crossroads Load Balancer & Fail Over Utility


       xr   [--verbose]  [--web-interface  XRSERVER:PORT]  --server  tcp:XRSERVER:PORT  --backend
       BACKEND:PORT [--backend BACKEND:PORT] ...


       This manual page briefly documents XR, the Crossroads Load Balancer & Fail Over Utility.

       XR is an open source load balancer and fail over utility for TCP based services. It  is  a
       dae  mon  running  in  user space, and features extensive configurability, polling of back
       ends using wake up calls, status reporting, many algorithms to select the 'right' back end
       for a reques t (and user-defined algorithms for very special cases), and much more.

       XR  is  service-independent: it is usable for any TCP service, such as HTTP(S), SSH, SMTP,
       dat abase connections. In the case of HTTP balancing, XR handles multiple host  balancing,
       and  can  provide session stickiness for back end processes that need sessions, but aren't
       session-awa re of other back ends.

       XR furthermore features a management web interface and can be run as a stand-alone daemon,
       or via inetd.

       Execute 'xr -h' to get a complete list of available command-line parameters.


       xr  --verbose  --server  tcp:0:80  --backend  --backend --backend
       10.1.1. 3:80 --web-interface 0:8001

       This instructs XR to listen to port 80 and to dispatch traffic to  the  servers, and, port 80. A web interface for the balancer is started on port 8001.

       Direct  your browser to the server running XR. You will see the pages served by one of the
       three back ends. The console where XR is started, will show what's going on  (due  to  the
       presence of --verbose).

       Direct  your  browser  to  the  server  running  XR,  but  port 8001. You will see the web
       interface, which shows the status, and where you can alter some settings.




       XR was written by Karel Kubat <>. Web page:

       This man page was written by Frederik Dannemare <>.