Re: Summary - Will browsers support multiple proxy servers
On Fri, 30 Jun 1995, Andy Kumeda wrote:
> The key here is that each server needs to be it's own primary server.
> Therefore, if the server is down, no DNS info can be given out, thus
> queries will be sent to the server that is up.
I respectfully suggest this is very network-unfriendly. The amount of
"downtime" is directly related to the length of the DNS cache timeouts,
which means they will probably be set incredibly low - 2 minutes? 10
minutes? It means the servers will be doing much more DNS work than
usual. I also find it hard to see how this could handle load-balancing
adequately, since it looks like DNS lookups are going to return (in your
case) 126.96.36.199 a lot more frequently than 188.8.131.52, since the
former is listed as primary for the domain wdc.com. Could you compare the
WDC-based traffic loads between the two?
I would say this is the best try yet at trying to make redundancy
transparant in DNS... but I still think simply having the client test
latencies of each server would be the most elegant solution.
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