Round robin DNS query response

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Wed Sep 29 19:54:22 UTC 2010

On 9/29/2010 12:37 AM, SW wrote:
> Hi everyone...
> I am rather new to the world of DNS so I'm hoping to get some of your 
> expertise...
> Is there a way to make BIND respond DNS query in sequence?  For 
> example, if I assign 2 IP addresses to an A record, is it possible to 
> have it respond like...
> Client 1 for ->
> Client 2 for ->
> Client 3 for ->
> ...and so on.
> I know companies use load balancer for this function, but my customer 
> in this case don't really want to make additional investment  :P
Option A: round-robin+sortlist
Option B: views

Appropriate caveats for each approach.

Note that if these are Windows clients on the same subnets as the addresses, you could probably just get away with a plain 
old round-robin and rely on the built-in Windows "subnet 
prioritization", see

                                                                 - Kevin

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