round robin and QIP

phn at phn at
Fri Feb 15 12:32:54 UTC 2002

sean <oxandrolone at> wrote:

> We are usign QIP as our IP address management platform.


> Lately alot of our customer have been asking for round robin DNS, eg
> two hosts resolve to 1 host, with added requirement that they be able
> to reach either host by a specific name.

Standard in bind since early -90's

> We are on version 5.2.  There doesn't seem to be anyway to service
> these requests using the QIP gui, you need edit the files by hand.

This has no place in the GUI, it's an issue about how the last 
nameserver ( closest to the client) handles RR sets. 

> Does anyone know if there is a way to do this in QIP?

Add 2 records for the resource, with different ip addresses. The rest 
is automatically done by bind.

Now, you might have an old clone of bind supplied by qip,
using a caching-only nameserver "to be used by the clients" will
cure this. 

Spreading caching-only servers is a good idea anyway, shortens delays and
spreads loading.

> Thanks,
> Sean

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