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Re: /8 end user assignment?

  • From: Joel Jaeggli
  • Date: Fri Aug 05 05:44:38 2005

On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, Bruce Campbell wrote:

On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

could you comment on christopher's observation that, given the likely
volume of v6 traffic, you would not have a v6 load worth balancing?

Is there any particular reason why a service over IPv6 couldn't be load balanced by putting a good number of AAAA records in the DNS?
_Eventually_, DNS packet size and a desire to avoid truncation at that level would stop you. Nothing stopping you from having say 4 As and 3 AAAAs attached to one www record though.

Personally, I think that having two AAAA records will hold you in place for long enough that vendors will catch up with decent AAAA load balancing support, unless of course you get hit by the mythical IPv6 killer app in the meantime.
Assuming that the mythical v6 killer app requires the use of the dns at all...

distributed p2p overlay networks don't make much use of the dns now for service and resource location, it's seems likely that they won't on v6 either.


Joel Jaeggli  	       Unix Consulting
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