parallel DNS lookups
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Thu Nov 23 14:06:35 UTC 2006
On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 08:59:49 -0500,
"Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak" <mjc at avtechpulse.com> wrote:
> If I understand the standard DNS resolver, it sends out DNS queries
> sequentially to the servers listed in /etc/resolv.conf, after timeouts
> Is there a way to make the resolver query all the listed servers in
> parallel, and use the first response?
> Right now, things slow down to a crawl if the main dns server is down...
> I'd rather waste some bandwidth in exchange for better reliability.
Running your own caching server is probably a better way to handle this.
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