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Re: Alternative to BGP-4 for multihoming?

  • From: Travis Pugh
  • Date: Sun Mar 12 18:28:41 2000

If the goal is to direct traffic from a client to the closest server farm,
why not just build a box to do a BGP lookup and respond to a name lookup
with the IP of that farm?  No pings or zone transfers necessary.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Senie" <[email protected]>
> Dana Hudes wrote:
> >
> > Products like the Nortel Accelar 700 do layer 7 redirect.
> >
> you should read that datasheet more closely. When handling multiple
> sites, this product does something questionable, just as the F5 and
> other brands do. In the case of this Nortel product, it pings the
> original user's DNS server: