Re: hangs/multiple servers

Kevin Hoadley (
Thu, 19 Nov 1992 09:38:35 +0000 (GMT)

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1992 09:38:35 +0000 (GMT)
From: Kevin Hoadley <>
Subject: Re: hangs/multiple servers
Message-Id: <Ximap.722166319.4084.khoadley@danton>

The simple way to provide multiple servers would be to register the
server name in the DNS with multiple A (address) records pointing to
different machines. Then the clients could be mod'ed could try the second
or third ... addresses if they couldn't get through to the first.

How you keep info upto date accross multiple servers is a different matter,
need some form of replication a la DNS zone transfers (or Quipu's extensions
to X.500 ) ... Mind you, replication within www is a harder issue: a server
might be sitting in front of datasets too large to sensibly duplicate.

Kevin Hoadley, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory