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Re: round robin DNS without Ares only takes first IP

From: Cory Nelson <>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 09:26:35 -0700

i believe distributing the DNS randomly is the DNS servers job, not
the client app. I am using libcurl in an app and a round robin of 3
IPs is working just fine.

On 4/21/05, A Nonymous <anon_at_ymous.none> wrote:
> Hi folks
> Might it be possible, that libCurl (without Ares) on a DNS record of
> several IP addresses uses the second and later ones only as fallback if
> the first refuses connection or such?
> My application is run on many computers, uses libCurl without Ares and
> connects only to a single host name which has two IP addesses as round
> robin. Some instances of my application use a Proxy which definitely
> connects to both IP addresses evenly spreaded. The Web server of the
> first has about eight times the traffic of the Web server of the second
> IP address.
> If this is the case, would it be sensible to introduce an option
> randomize the order of several IPs?
> best regards
> A Nonymous

Cory Nelson
Received on 2005-04-21