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Re: Slashdot: Providers Ignoring DNS TTL?

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Wed Apr 20 15:35:56 2005

On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 14:00:00 EDT, Dean Anderson said:
> On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 sthaug@nethelp.no wrote:
> > Where do you see any connection between anycast and ignoring DNS TTL?
> The data he showed isn't necessarilly "ignoring ttl".  If there are
> multiple anycasted caching servers behind a specific IP address, then
> those several cache's will each have a different state.  Since, [as I
> explained, and was supposed by the poster], there is "some kind of load
> balancing going on", and also since implementors of anycast caches have
> posted questions and explained their purposes [which could be seen as
> "load balancing"], this is a likely explanation.  It may not be the only
> explanation: e.g. they could be restarting their nameservers every thirty
> seconds. But "anycast loadbalancing" of a caching server is probably the
> most likely.

All fine and good.  But nowhere in your long paragraph do you actually
address Steinar's question, which is "What does this rant have to do with
*ignoring* *DNS* *TTL*?"

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