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Re: DNS Anycast as traffic optimizer?
Bill Woodcock wrote:
Usual - if I build it myself, will it work well enough, or should I pony up for a CDN?On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Steve Francis wrote: > I'm sure there is research out there...
> ...how good/bad using DNS anycast is as a kludgey traffic optimiser?I thought it was standard best practice for availability, like for root name servers. I thought it was not a good "closest server" selection mechanism, as you'll be going to the closest server as determined by BGP - which may have little relationship to the server with lowest RTT.
It'd be nice to see some metrics wither way....
> THe question is, what is that "some" relationship? 80% as good as > Akamai? Terrible?