Alternatives to GSLB ?

George Herbert george.herbert at
Tue Apr 5 22:13:12 UTC 2011

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at> wrote:
> On Apr 5, 2011, at 4:12 PM, George Herbert wrote:
>> I've seen that with clients.  It seems like there's a promised anycast
>> land, out where Akamai is (where you really do have "local" nearly
>> everywhere globally, so even strange routing foo doesn't mismatch the
>> path too badly).
> No Akamai traffic is directed via anycast.
> Some of the name server IP addresses are anycasted, but that is for redundancy / capacity / name resolution performance, not to direct end users to web servers.

Sorry, didn't mean to imply that.  It was suggested in the dark past
that Akamai could or should do that; they didn't.

It was tangental to the point I was making and I simplified wrongly.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at

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