Re: Summary - Will browsers support multiple proxy servers

On Fri, 30 Jun 1995 Bernhard.Schneck@physik.tu-muenchen.de wrote:
> What's wrong with putting two A records in the DNS?
> I didn't check the source of any WWW browser, but I hope they'd cope
> with multi-homed servers.  If a request to one address times out, they
> should automagically switch to the secondary address ...

This is exactly how it should be done, and is exactly what no browser 
does, except for Henrik's LineMode browser :)  I think it's great that 
the linemode browser also tests latency for each address before making a 
connection - as long as that doesn't become too expensive, it makes the 
establishment of mirror sites around the web *very* elegant.


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