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Re: Alternative to BGP-4 for multihoming?
[email protected] ("Travis Pugh") writes: > 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. AS path length is a rotten predictor of performance. (Just ask Cisco's Distributed Director team whether they knew that not all of AS701 was equidistant from their early adopters here in the Bay Area.) -- Paul Vixie <[email protected]> SVP for Internet Services, MFNX M.I.B.H. Inc. is a subsidiary of Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.