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Re: Alternative to BGP-4 for multihoming?
On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Marc Slemko wrote: > Saying "the clients's primary DNS" is misleading. There is no way to know > what the "primary" DNS server is for a zone, and there may not even be > what is typically known as a primary. And to be done correctly, what "zone" is important? Would it be the server (primary/secondary/master/slave) authoritative for the reverse zone containing the client IP address? The domain name of the client found via reverse DNS? The caching proxy server in between (at the client end, or perhaps at the server end)? What if it's a UUNet resold modem to a client of iAmerica - what server gets used then? We know that UUNet's DNS servers are likely to not be located close (in net terms) to the client, and how do we know what DNS servers are being assigned to the client? Or what if my clients get assigned dns servers in 192.168.254/24? Sounds to me like it's not a valid geographic identifier. Pete -- Peter J. Templin, Jr., CCNA Systems and Networks Administrator On-Line Internet Services - URDirect.net A division of Global On-Line Computers 2414 Babcock Rd. Suite 106 [email protected] San Antonio, TX 78229 (210)692-9911