What DNS Is Not
jbates at brightok.net
Mon Nov 9 15:28:21 UTC 2009
Alex Balashov wrote:
> Thought-provoking article by Paul Vixie:
Bah, many of the CDN's I've dealt with don't seed geographical responses
based on DNS, but rather use many out of band methods for determining
what response they will hand out. The primary reason for short cutting
cache is to limit failures in case the system a requestor is going to
And different CDN's behave differently, depending on how they deliver
content, support provider interconnects, etc. I'd hardly call many of
them DNS lies, as they do resolve you to the appropriate IP, and if that
IP disappears, try and quickly get you to another appropriate IP.
The rest of the article was informative,though.
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