load balancing again

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at center.osis.gov
Tue Feb 28 17:36:24 UTC 2006

On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 07:31:09PM -0800, Merton Campbell Crockett wrote:
> Aren't "traffic spikes" just a "fact of life"?
> BIND can only exert some control over the sequence in which the name
> servers are listed when a system requests NS records directly from
> your server.  Once the list has been delivered to another name server
> or a client system, the decision of how the list will be used is
> based on that name server's or client system's strategy for using the
> list of name servers.

Traffic spikes are not "just a fact of life", if one has true load
balancing using a system designed to get feedback from the servers and
allocate new traffic accordingly.  At least, this smooths out the

But this system is not DNS or BIND.

Joe Yao
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