What DNS Is Not
simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Sun Nov 8 19:35:30 CST 2009
On Sun, 8 Nov 2009, Alex Balashov wrote:
> For example, perhaps in the case of CDNs geographic optimisation should be in
> the province of routing (e.g. anycast) and not DNS?
Well my first answer to that would be that GSLB scales down a lot further
And my first question would be what would the load on the global routing
system if a couple of thousand (say) extra sites started using anycast for
Each would have their own AS (perhaps reused from elsewher in the
company) and a small network or two. Routes would be added and withdrawn
regularly and various "stupid BGP tricks" attempted with communitees and
I heard some anti-spam people use DNS to distribute big databases of
information. I bet Vixie would have nasty things to say to the guy who
first thought that up.
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