[time] we need more servers
Tue Feb 22 00:58:32 UTC 2005
At 3:44 PM -0800 2005-02-21, Ask Bj?rn Hansen wrote:
> You can also just leave the well-connected servers in the replies for longer.
You still have to reload the zones every time you want to make a change.
> And besides, it's 2005. Very Frequent updates isn't a problem anymore.
Yes, it is. We're talking about relatively small zones, but you
do have to reload the server much more frequently, and you have to do
zone transfers more frequently. At the kinds of levels we're talking
about, just handling zone transfers alone can be significant.
> Distributing traffic with DNS really does work; it's how pool.ntp.org
> works now!
I understand how the system works today. I'm telling you that
it's a crude system which doesn't scale very well, in a variety of
> Is it a perfect load balancer? No. Can it distribute the traffic
> reasonably controlled? Yes.
Is it scalable? No. And as use of pool.ntp.org grows,
scalability is the one thing we need above all else.
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