On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 10:50 AM, Matthew Pounsett wrote:
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> On 30-Oct-2008, at 13:34 , Bryan Irvine wrote:
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>> Creative I must admit, but doesn't work. Is there another way to get
>> this working perhaps with?

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> Even if you can get BIND to hand out more than one identical record (I
> wouldn't expect that to work), the balance of load is dependant on the
> clients' algorithms for choosing an A record.. and the clients may not do
> what you want or expect. Some clients are semi-random, some rotate through
> the A records they get, and some cache and keep the first one they pick.


Yeah but is it even possible to give more than one identical record?

> I don't believe there's any reliable way to do this kind of traffic
> engineering with DNS. If you need to shift load around in very specific
> ways, then you should look at actual load balancing hardware/software to do
> the job.


Yeah he really does need a real load balancer. He's just trying this
as a temporary solution.

-B