Distributing DNS load via DHCP

Paul B. Henson henson at acm.org
Tue Dec 20 04:42:09 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 08:24:04AM -0800, Carlos Vicente wrote:

> I haven't tried this particular trick, but we were considering a
> similar option at uoregon last year, and ended up deploying anycast
> instead, which we're very happy with so far.
> I'd be happy to share the implementation details if you're interested.

We were considering anycast dns recently. I wasn't sure how cleanly it
would integrate into our environment, particularly how to inject/remove
the route for a given server dependent on whether or not it was up,
intentionally down, or failed. I would definitely be interested to hear
how you approached it.

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