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Re: Odd DNS responses for www.neopets.com
- From: Alex Lambert
- Date: Wed Feb 05 20:10:08 2003
> Maybe it's just me, but isn't there something odd about a DNS query
> coming back with 78 entries for the same host? It sends back an UDP
> packet that gets truncated and the DNS resolver reverts to TCP to get
> the full list.
This is often used for server pools (as I'm guessing you know).
> It seems to cause problems with Windows clients and/or Windows DNS
> servers. Seems like overkill.
The 78 addresses listed here are all in one bit of a /24. In the cases I've
seen, there are a few servers listed in several different locations,
network- (and location-) wise. I agree that this looks really weird. Perhaps
they use it as a cheap load balancer?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Milton" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 6:47 PM
Subject: Odd DNS responses for www.neopets.com