Re: Multiple TCP/IP servers on one host


Stuart Levy (slevy@uc.msc.umn.edu)
Sun, 11 Sep 88 12:32:23 CDT


W.r.t. the discussion on having domain servers randomize addresses for the
purpose of load balancing, note that the domain system delegation feature
can be used to good effect. Authority for single hosts can be delegated
as easily as for groups of them. It would be easy to write a specialized
nameserver-like program that could randomly select one of a group of addresses.
For that matter, such a gadget could even check with the terminal servers
(or whatever resources) directly and choose one known to be available.
It could be far simpler than a full-fledged name server, just capable of
parsing queries, constructing replies to the ones it knew about and
ignoring the rest.

        Stuart



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