On 04/13/2012 10:28 PM, Jakub Hrozek wrote:
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 01:04:55PM -0700, Brian Cook wrote:
Ideally I would rely on a -group- of servers, and then rely on DNS if it
is down. I don't want to hammer one server. We're talking about 500-1000
servers running virtual machines, so potentially a lot of traffic. Got
any suggestions for that?
I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to achieve. Are you trying
to spread the client load among replicas? If so, then I think the SRV
records in DNS are really the best answer. You can organize the servers
in "tiers" by using the priority field and then spread the load in a
tier by using the "weight" field.
if I understand correctly, you need to set different priority for SRV
records and this new priority has to be dependent on client's IP address.
AFAIK only way how to accomplish this is BIND "view" clause. You have to:
- create copy of original zone for each location and modify SRV record
- then you have to set "views" and create mapping between IP address <->
This way requires multiple copies of original zone, each with little
In case of classical zone files is not a big problem: You can keep SRV
records separated in small files and "$INCLUDE" normal records to them
from single place.
In cases with LDAP database it's a much harder, because there is no
simple $INCLUDE clause, I think.
We have to consult this problem with 389 guys ... It can be task for
some kind of directory server plugin.
Some examples and documentation:
(It belongs to some SIP solution, but it's exactly what you want.)
I'm adding BIND maintainer to this discussion.
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