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Re: dns based loadbalancing/failover

  • From: bert hubert
  • Date: Sat Oct 06 18:56:09 2001

On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 01:20:27PM -0700, Paul Vixie wrote:
> > The really neat thing is that you can do this with any nameserver. Install
> > N nameservers and connect each of them to one of your ISPs. These
> > nameservers are all masters, and all contain different data. 
> If you have several nameservers all pretending to be masters for some zone
> but offering different responses based on IP locality, predictive performance,
> or any other criteria, then the name for this is: "broken."

Be aware that this is not my business model, by the way. Most people wanting
'global server load balancing' appear to buy Alteon Acedirectors.

Is 'behaviour not intended by the original rfc' your definition or 'broken'?
Many important features of today's internet violate at least the spritit of
previous standards, but are able to ride piggyback.

But the main question is, if this is "broken.", please elaborate what
exactly "breaks."



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