Re: DNS Failover
I think you may have misread my message. The stat for hits was per day, but the unique visitors stat was per month. The particular site I mentioned contains information and entertainment spread amongst different pages, and clients tend to stay on the site and travel around the different pages for quite a while.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of David Botham
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:19 PM
> To: [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]
> Subject: Re: DNS Failover
> [email]email@example.com[/email] wrote on 10/14/2004 12:40:24 PM:[color=green]
> > Pete,
> > It is still the case that our GSLBs work pretty well. I'm not just[/color]
> saying that[color=green]
> > from the point of view of using my own browser. When we use the GSLBs[/color]
> > redirect traffic for our sites, we can see that the traffic does[/color]
> get redirected.[color=green]
> > For example, one of our sites gets over a million hits per day from[/color]
> > the world. It gets over one million monthly unique visitors. When the[/color]
> To Pete's point: As your hits are coming from a large number of unique
> hits, that implies unique brower sessions, and therefore implies that
> your users will not have cached information from your glsb's and this
> of traffic might not be problematic.
> However, the ones you have to worry about are those people that are not
> unique and have a browser cached answer. These people will have the
> problem that Pete describes.
> With the large number of unique connections your site takes you can
> to see the results you have described. As will all technical caveats,
> is important to evaluate your particular circumstances and determine the
> potential impact to your situation.
> Just my $.02.
> > address handed out for that site by the GSLBs is changed, the change[/color]
> > effect in the traffic to the site extremely quickly and effectively.[/color]
> > gives a good kind of average over the various different browsers and[/color]
> > throughout the world.