> From: chris @
com (Chris Newton)
> Date: Fri, 22 Mar 96 17:26:13 PST
> Subject: round-robin DNS
> just saw this mentioned in a reply concerning JAVA.
> can anyone point in the direction of a reference on round-robin DNS?
> chris newton
> network security
> sandpiper software consulting
This has to deal with hosts having more than one IP address.
DNS returns the first IP address always (though you get the remaining
IP addresses (in many implementations in the same command)). It has
been found that most applications use that first address only.
A way of load balancing can be achieved by cycling through these
bunch of addresses. There are a few other complication while implementing
but this is the basic concept.
You can pull BIND (I think anything after 4.9.3?) and it has round-robin
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