DNS Based Load Balancers

David Temkin dave at rightmedia.com
Sun Jul 2 07:23:05 UTC 2006

So, you guys have been pretty clear on what he shouldn't do.

What should he do as an alternative to using DNS for a proximity based


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Matt Ghali
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 10:43 PM
To: Paul Vixie
Cc: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: DNS Based Load Balancers

On Sat, 1 Jul 2006, Paul Vixie wrote:

>> I'm soliciting recommendations for DNS based load balancers.
> my recommendation is: "don't do it."  for background, see:
> http://www.ops.ietf.org/lists/namedroppers/namedroppers.2002/msg02168.
> html http://www.cctec.com/maillists/nanog/current/msg03572.html
> http://www.cctec.com/maillists/nanog/current/msg00671.html
> --
> Paul Vixie

Having implemented F5's 3DNS product for a large entertainment company,
I'd like to wholeheartedly agree with Paul.

Please, for the love of god, don't do it.


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