Policy Proposal 2001-3
randy at psg.com
Wed Sep 26 15:50:47 EDT 2001
> Waiting for requests to timeout is not an optimal solution for failover.
maybe you missed the following message, critical parts flagged
From: Randy Bush <randy at psg.com>
To: "Alec H. Peterson" <ahp at hilander.com>
Cc: v6wg at arin.net, ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: Policy Proposal 2001-3
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 11:03:44 -0700
>>> the dns protocols provide the redundancy to handle the dns servers
>>> as well as a 'golden' space. if you think otherwise, please
>>> describe your failure model.
>> If you call waiting for timeouts an acceptable method of failover
>> then I suppose you're right. I however don't agree.
> Because it makes multi-homing on a small block of address space
and how is it infeasible now? you may want to look at the address space
the roots and gtlds are in now before answering.
** and how does being multi-homed mean that one will not time out on the
** server if the deamon is dead but the box is up and reachable?
** and do note that the long timeout is not relevant if the box is not
the golden space snake oil has been available to roots for some years.
how many use it? perhaps root operators have actually studied the
issues and voted with their feet?
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