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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Tue Mar 10 20:39:42 UTC 2009

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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

Agreed. See Ask's and my comments in namedroppers.


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