Re: a question on heirarchy

From: Michael J. Maravillo <>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 07:08:36 -0800 (GMT+8)

Yes, it would surely work for the DNS. But the problem with this is that:

        - what if one of the proxies is down? and...
        - the client checks for the address of "proxy" and gets the ip
          address of the dead one?


On Wed, 16 Apr 1997 wrote:

>On Tue, Apr 15, 1997 at 12:43:25PM -0500, Graham Toal wrote:
>> > i have a server named "A" and another named "B". they have the same
>> > alias/nickname which is "proxy". SQUID is executing in both server. i had
>> If you've done it in the DNS, the behaviour is undefined and depends
>What you need to do is defined your "proxy" name with two IP addresses - and
>use a recent named server (e.g. 4.9.4).
>proxy IN A
> IN A
>named will then round-robin those addresses to any query on "proxy". This
>removes any issues of you having to rely on the client having up-to-date
>networking logic.

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Received on Tue Apr 15 1997 - 16:21:33 MDT

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