Geographic load balancing with DNS

bert hubert bert.hubert at
Thu May 11 11:40:52 UTC 2006

On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 07:29:24PM +0200, Hans wrote:
> Who has experience with geographic load balancing with dns ?
> What I am searching for is products and which databases there are available
> to map IP addresses to country's.

PowerDNS can do this, using the GeoIP backend. This is used by the
Wikipedia, for example.

It is not very well documented, in the PowerDNS source you'll find a
directory modules/geobackend which contains a README.

GeoIP is enabled by default in PowerDNS.

Note that PowerDNS is not BIND though.

Good luck!

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