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Re: Using SRV records with a http Web Service

From: Erik Nygren <erik@nygren.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:25:40 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKC-DJhiCYR5kK-S9BKm9yfNJ6B32+cZ7G0kOoeAbxMKSsY3xw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glen Knowles <gknowles@ieee.org>
Cc: Benjamin Carlyle <benjamincarlyle@soundadvice.id.au>, Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com>, Patrick McManus <mcmanus@ducksong.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Following a discussion a year or so ago I put together a (now-expired) I-D
that attempts to address many of these use-cases while also providing a
mechanism to effectively communicate ALT-SVC via the DNS:


I've collected a bunch of feedback since then and am overdue
for publishing an updated version.


On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 8:18 PM, Glen Knowles <gknowles@ieee.org> wrote:

> In the wake of ALPN and ALT-SVC it might be worth revisiting whether SRV
> records would be sufficient.
> As for the latency concern, my own experience has been that SRV record
> queries almost always include enough additional results in the form of A
> and AAAA records to immediately start connecting. But my experience may be
> unusual, especially since it's mostly within or between datacenters we
> control.
> A better solution for communicating non-standard ports than what we've got
> would be welcome.
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