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Re: Beyond DNS...

  • From: Chris Cappuccio
  • Date: Thu Jun 04 17:44:07 1998

On Thu, 4 Jun 1998, Dean Anderson wrote:

 | At 2:51 PM -0400 6/3/98, Phillip Vandry wrote:
 | >> 2. Why Web services don't have entries like MX hosts do. Why not be able to
 | >> set preferences and fall over hosts?
 | 
 | Err, they do. Here's how to set it up:  These balance the load, and if one
 | machine is down, any browser which handles multiple A records properly will
 | still fail over to the other machine.
 | 
 | 
 | www             IN      CNAME   www1.av8.com.
 |                 IN      CNAME   www2.av8.com.
 | 
 | www1            IN      A       198.3.136.144
 |                 IN      A       208.156.100.250
 | www2            IN      A       208.156.100.250
 |                 IN      A       198.3.136.144
 | 
 | 

Multiple CNAMEs are not supported by all DNS servers and are in fact "turned
off" by default in BIND 8.  Multiple CNAMEs violates DNS protocol-


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