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putting this issue to rest
Executive summary: This is a getconninfo()/gethostbyaddr() issue rather than a res_send() one. See the SONAR and SRV drafts to understand the current (published) thinking. Detailed view: >> Nope. Not only is DNS not a good directory system (see my comments on >> ".COM is full" on the ietf list last year), it's not a good routing system >> either. That it can be abused to either purpose is not significant, since >> 99% of the people and companies who will be on the Internet aren't here yet. > Paul, do you know of anyone who has done work on code to pick the best > choice (ie, closest, fastest) from a list a multiple A records? Or on > a name server that hands out "the best" A record.