DNS Based Load Balancers

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Mon Jul 3 01:14:59 UTC 2006

On Jul 1, 2006, at 10:42 PM, Matt Ghali wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Jul 2006, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> 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

> 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.

Would you mind giving us a little more to go on than "the love of  
god" before making strategic architectural decisions?

Just in case we like to decide things for ourselves. :)

For instance, was F5's implementation flawed, or do you have a reason  
to dislike the basic idea?  And why?


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