barmar at bbnplanet.com
Tue Nov 2 19:46:50 UTC 1999
In article <000f01bf24d5$a5428fa0$1e747ca4 at dacom.net>,
HeePok Lee <wind at bora.net> wrote:
>I heard about RTT(Round Trip Time) on DNS.
>But I don't know what it is exactly.
>Could you explain what it is?
It's how long a nameserver took to respond to a query.
>And if we have two name servers in America(america.nameserver.com) and in
>"Cache name server in Asia can always resolve to asia.nameserver.com about
>cache name server in America can always resolve to america.nameserver.com
>I heard that it is right cause RTT.
>Is it right?
Not always. Every time a nameserver is used, its RTT is bumped up a
little. Eventually its RTT will become larger than the other server's RTT,
so the client will try the other one. This is done so that a server that's
just temporarily slow will be tried again later, get get an updated RTT.
Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
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