Priority on an A record

Chris Chris_Yarnell at
Tue Jun 7 17:50:11 UTC 2005

"Nick Allum" <Nick.Allum at> wrote in message 
news:d84j3j$1c7e$1 at
> Is it possible to use DNS to provide some sort of weighting on an A
> record
> I have two devices each with two Ips and I only want it to goto the
> primary unless it fails. Is it possible with an A record to set
> priority...
> In concept I would like (don't even think I can use this but just
> asking)
> Zone File...
> Mainframe IN A  10
>     IN A 10
>     IN A 20
>      IN A 20

No. Get a load balancer. 

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