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.

Maria

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounce@isc.org [mailto:bind-users-bounce@isc.org] On
> Behalf Of David Botham
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:19 PM
> To: comp-protocols-dns-bind@isc.org
> Subject: Re: DNS Failover
>
> bind-users-bounce@isc.org wrote on 10/14/2004 12:40:24 PM:
> > Pete,
> >
> > It is still the case that our GSLBs work pretty well. I'm not just

> saying that
> > from the point of view of using my own browser. When we use the GSLBs

> to
>
> > redirect traffic for our sites, we can see that the traffic does

> indeed
> get redirected.
> >
> > For example, one of our sites gets over a million hits per day from

> all
> over
> > the world. It gets over one million monthly unique visitors. When the

> IP
>
>
> 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
> that
> your users will not have cached information from your glsb's and this
> type
> 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
> expect
> to see the results you have described. As will all technical caveats,
> it
> is important to evaluate your particular circumstances and determine the
>
> potential impact to your situation.
>
>
> Just my $.02.
>
>
> Thank,
>
> Dave...
>
>
> > address handed out for that site by the GSLBs is changed, the change

> takes
> > effect in the traffic to the site extremely quickly and effectively.

> So
> that
> > gives a good kind of average over the various different browsers and

> resolvers
> > throughout the world.
> >

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>
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