ARIN Services

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Fri Apr 17 16:25:49 UTC 1998

On Fri, Apr 17, 1998 at 09:25:41AM -0700, Barry Dykes wrote:
> Round robin works fine if they are all up.  Otherwise one goes down, 
> you cache the name, and you keep trying to reach the downed server 
> until it comes up or the name times out of the cache.  Of course if you 
> have 4 servers being round robin-ed then this only affects 25% of all 
> queries :)

You're right, of course.  This seems like a fairly fundamental bit
o'breakage to have lasted this long.  This is the apps fault, of
course, unless I vastly misunderstand DNS... but that is a topic for
another list.

-- jra
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