DNS pulling BGP routes?

Masataka Ohta mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp
Thu Oct 7 15:26:31 UTC 2021

Bjørn Mork wrote:

>>>>> This is quite common to tie an underlying service announcement to BGP
>>>>> announcements in an Anycast or similar environment.
>>>> Yes, that is a commonly seen mistake with anycast.
>>> You don't know what you're talking about.
>> I do but you don't.
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc4786#section-4.4.1
> Not a mistake. BCP.

My comment on the rfc is that it is simply wrong.

See also:

    While it would be
    possible to have some process withdraw the route for a specific
    server instance when it is not available, there is considerable
    operational complexity involved in ensuring that this occurs
    reliably.  Given the existing DNS failover methods, the marginal
    improvement in performance will not be sufficient to justify the
    additional complexity for most uses.

which was our consensus at that time in DNSOP. I have no idea
why it was forgotten.

						Masataka Ohta

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