Implementing Memcached on EC2

Vincent van Leeuwen memcached at
Thu Jan 4 09:48:41 UTC 2007

On 2007-01-03 15:42:48 -0800, Erik Osterman wrote:
> We could use tinc, which provides fullmesh routing, but we'd
> still have the single point of failure for authorization (I believe).

No you don't, tinc doesn't have single points of failure if properly set up. 
Just make sure each node knows of more than one other node for the initial 
connection. Once a first connection is made the other hosts are 

That said, tinc certainly isn't perfect, and I'd be hesitant to tunnel
low-latency packets over it. Once the persistent connections between all hosts
are in place everything runs fine, but when connections fail (for whatever
reason, mostly network problems) and have to be reopened you have extra
latency and packet loss at that time. We're very happy with using tinc between
various networks, but we don't do any high-performance (be it latency or
bandwidth) data over it.


Vincent van Leeuwen
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