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Subject: Re: Round-robin DNS?
From: dwh @ translation . com (David Hawkins)
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 96 18:59:16 PDT
To: silveira @ nutpagw . nutec . com . br
Cc: firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM

Sounds like your trying to avoid round-robin DNS!?  If so, check out

It's not a firewall, but it does do real-time load ballancing across "n"
servers.  Provides some fault-tollerance and makes good use of you IP 
addresses too.

David Hawkins
Software Engineer
Cisco Systems
dwh @
 cisco .
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> From: Fernando da Silveira Montenegro <silveira @
 nutspgw .
 nutec .
 com .
> To: firewalls @
 GreatCircle .
> Date: 	Mon, 10 Jun 1996 13:38:54 -0700
> Subject: Round-robin DNS?
> Hi!
> Once again, another question I would ask only after searching the 
> archives, but they seem to be off-line...
> How are people out there implementing round-robin DNS? I have "n" 
> servers acting as and I want to split the traffic 
> bewteen them. Of course, if I could do a proper load balancing that 
> would be great, but a simple "n" way split is a big help already.
> How does it relate to firewalls? A firewall system will act as the 
> primary server for, and will have to perform this 
> tricks...
> Please reference any information on the Web if this is a FAQ.
> Thanks in advance.
> Fernando
> --
> Fernando da Silveira Montenegro        E-mail: silveira @
 nutec .
 com .
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