A high performance layer 4 load balancer
Why people like Katran
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katran is a cpp library and bpf program to build high performance layer 4 load balancing forwarding plane. katran leverages XDP infrastructure from the kernel to provide in-kernel facility for fast packet's processing.

Katran's Features
  • blazing fast (especially w/ XDP in driver mode)
  • performance scaling linearly with a number of NIC's RX queues
  • RSS friendly encapsulation

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