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Re: Alternative to BGP-4 for multihoming?
> Once the client's DNS request has worked its way over to the primary DNS > for the distributed web-servers, 3DNS has each of the other 3DNS boxes > (located adjacent to the other distributed servers) ping the *clients* > primary DNS. 3DNS then returns the URL for the web-server whose 3DNS > machine is 'closest' (fewest hops) to the clients DNS machine. you may want to seriously reread the previous sender's message. the point is that in the modern post-2182 world, many of the client's nameservers are vastly net.distant from the client. psg.com nameserver = DNS.LIBRARY.UCLA.EDU psg.com nameserver = RAIN.PSG.COM psg.com nameserver = ARIZONA.EDU it is best common practice. randy