Re: Ranting on ipcache bogosity

From: Joseph McDonald <>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 03:09:38 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 21 Aug 1996, Oskar Pearson wrote:

> When multiple dns entries are returned, cache them all identically,
> my reasoning is as follows - when the new version of Netscape came out,
> they had a random load balancing system to keep their servers sane.
> BUT - they had about 20 servers, so, while one of our users downloaded
> netscape from ftp1, 19 other people were downloading it from the
> other servers... This problem can only get worse :(

It should get better. I think the solution to this problem should occur
on the server side. There is a commercial product out now that basically
(among other things) squishes all IP's into 1:, I imagine there will be other
similiar solutions in the future.

I have no connections with hydraweb other than seeing them at ISPCON, and
being impressed with their product.

Received on Wed Aug 21 1996 - 03:09:17 MDT

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