Akamai DNS records (was Re: Define a domains addresses sole in terms of another)
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Fri Jul 13 01:21:26 UTC 2007
I've changed ths subject, since this has strayed far from the original
In article <f75m0k$fbb$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
"Clenna Lumina" <savagebeaste at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Ok, but still, having tiny TTL's in the A records means there's going to
> be a LOT of activity between any slaves. While I understand that it's
> all in the name of load balancing, I still find it strange, as I always
> understood having so many inconsistencies between slaves was something a
> good dns admin wants to avoid :)
As another poster pointed out, there are no slaves, they're all
effectively masters that calculate the answes on the fly. But what do
short TTLs have to do with slaves, anyway? TTL is used by caching
servers, not slaves.
> > It works well enough that we were one of the top-growing companies in
> > Massachusetts in the past few years and were just added to the S&P
> > 500.
> > Disclaimer: I work for Akamai, but I am not a spokesman.
> > --
> > Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
> > Arlington, MA
> > *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***
> > *** PLEASE don't copy me on replies, I'll read them in the group ***
> Um, you realize this is /also/ a mailing list, right?
Yes, that's a generic sig I use for all tech groups, and there's no way
of making it change when it passes through the news-to-mail gateway. I
have a mail filter that automatically deletes anything that has the
mailing list name in the header, so only people replying through the
newsgroup need to concern themselves.
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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