AW: a record ?ranking?

Christian Clos christian.clos at
Fri Feb 18 01:14:55 UTC 2000

Hello Dan,

sorry, i didn`t know how it worx with an nameserver, but I think what you
try it is not a good solution.
I think it is better you use an tool like fake:
You check with the backup-server, if the first is alive.
if the first geoes down, you start fake.
fake change then the ip of the backup-server, so he is reachable like the
first server.
You still check, if the first server comes up. if so, you run 'fake remove'.
This will remove the ip-address from the backup-server.

You can find fake an more information about it here:

I hope this helps a little bit

Bye Christian

Sorry, for my bad english, but I think your german is also bad :-)))

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[mailto:news at]Im Auftrag von Daniel J Wendell
Gesendet: Freitag, 18. Februar 2000 01:33
An: comp-protocols-dns-bind at
Betreff: a record ?ranking?

Is there any way to ?rank? A records - kindof like the way MX records are
setup. In other words - if I had two servers setup as and I
wanted to make sure that the user always went to the first one, but if and
only if that server is unavailable they would be sent to server 2.

www        IN    A    999.999.100.1
www        IN    A    999.999.100.2

I want the users to always go to 1
but if 1 is completely unavailable go to 2


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