[ntp:questions] http://www.ntp.org/ => a blank page?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Mar 10 18:47:35 UTC 2009


Dave Hart wrote:
> 
> You might want to spend a little time curling up with RFC 3484,
> "Default Address Selection for IPv6"
> 
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3484.txt
> 
> With RFC 3484 support, getaddrinfo sorts its results so that
> applications processinig the results in order follow the selected
> policy.  Given that the RFC came out of Microsoft Research, it should
> be no surprise that a certain widely-used platform respects RFC 3484.
> Take particular note of the policy tables described in RFC 3484 and
> how they allow site policies to come into play.
> 

>From what I have experienced, this RFC has been an utter disaster -- it
has destroyed the commonly used practice of load balancing by DNS
round-robin.

	-hpa




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