TWiki Mirror [was: Oregon mirror is not up to date]

Alexander E. Patrakov see at the.sig
Sat Jul 10 00:18:05 PDT 2004


Jeremy Utley wrote:
> Although this would be nice, unfortunately, I don't know of a way to do
> so.  RR-DNS works by having one hostname with multiple A records in DNS
> (essentially assigning more than one IP to an individual hostname).  In
> the zone file, it would look something like this:
> 
> www.linuxfromscratch.org IN A 1.2.3.4
>                             A 5.6.7.8
>                             A 9.10.11.12
> 
> The client requesting the IP for www.linuxfromscratch.org would get ALL
> responses, and would choose one, usually at random, but some resolver
> implementations would simply pick the first one from the list all the
> time - no way to avoid that.

I thought that BIND shuffles the A records randomly before sending them 
out... let's see...

[patrakov in ~]$ dig +nocomments @192.168.1.1 dsa.dialog.usu.ru

; <<>> DiG 9.2.3 <<>> +nocomments @192.168.1.1 dsa.dialog.usu.ru
;; global options:  printcmd
;dsa.dialog.usu.ru.             IN      A
dsa.dialog.usu.ru.      600     IN      A       192.168.1.1
dsa.dialog.usu.ru.      600     IN      A       192.168.0.1
dialog.usu.ru.          259200  IN      NS      a.ns.dialog.usu.ru.
a.ns.dialog.usu.ru.     259200  IN      A       192.168.0.1
;; Query time: 855 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.1#53(192.168.1.1)
;; WHEN: Sat Jul 10 13:17:14 2004
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 102

[patrakov in ~]$ dig +nocomments @192.168.1.1 dsa.dialog.usu.ru

; <<>> DiG 9.2.3 <<>> +nocomments @192.168.1.1 dsa.dialog.usu.ru
;; global options:  printcmd
;dsa.dialog.usu.ru.             IN      A
dsa.dialog.usu.ru.      600     IN      A       192.168.0.1
dsa.dialog.usu.ru.      600     IN      A       192.168.1.1
dialog.usu.ru.          259200  IN      NS      a.ns.dialog.usu.ru.
a.ns.dialog.usu.ru.     259200  IN      A       192.168.0.1
;; Query time: 862 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.1#53(192.168.1.1)
;; WHEN: Sat Jul 10 13:17:29 2004
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 102


-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov
To get my address: echo '0!42!+/6 at 5-3.535.25' | tr \!-: a-z | tr n .



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