[Dnsmasq-discuss] OS X hosted dnsmasq for AD SRV records
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Nov 23 16:18:29 GMT 2010
Peet McKinney wrote:
> Honestly, I'm glad to hear it's not random. Goes to show you how closely
> I looked at the results, but
Of course the order gets permuted for each query of the record, so on a
busy server the answers are effectively random. You can only see the
pattern when you get to see all the answers that are being given, rather
than just a sample. The advantage of permuting the order is that it's an
easy way to ensure that the load-balancing is even.
>>> Is there anyway to randomize the answers dnsmasq provides.
>> It's half a dozen lines of scary linked-list manipulation, could you try
>> and see if behaves sensibly?
> Um wow. No, really *wow*. Thanks for giving this a go. I'll drop this
> on my secondary server and try right now.
Thanks. This is such a fun and effective way to build software.
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